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B05-Waves
Science Pseudoscience & Technology
B06-Sound
Runners
Proficiency Standards

B08-Light
B07 Electromagnetic Waves
What are waves?
Silver Sensing Thinking HandHow do electromagnetic waves move?
(Mastery)
Silver Sensing Feeling HeartWhat electromagnetic waves do I use?
(Interpersonal)
Intuitive Thinking-HeadWhat types of waves are there?
(Understanding)
Silver Intuitive FeelingWhere in the universe do electromagnetic waves come from?
(Self Expressive)

Quia Quiz: SCA_B07 ElectromagneticWaves  & (MB07)

Practice Quiz: SCA_B07 Electromagnetic Waves
Take every day before sleeping!

Vocabulary Review Activities

Ordered List

BrainPop Animations and Practice Quizes
BrainPop

PearsonPPT-ThumbElectromagnetism Slideshow

Vocabulary

Nature Of EM Waves Chapter 3 Section 1: Pages 76-79:

Waves of the EM Spectrum: Chapter 3, Section 2 Pages 80-88

Producing Visible Light Chapter 3, Section3  Pages 90-93

Transmitting Waves: Chapter 3, Section 4 pages 94-99

NG Magic of Light and Sound
All About Light and Sound & worksheet
Pioneers of Light and Sound  & worksheet

Labs & Videos
States
Waves On A String
write up an experiment
based on this activity.
Friction
Radio Waves

write up an experiment
based on this activity.
Microwaves
Microwaves

scrnshot
Interference
write up an experiment
based on this activity.
NASA
NASA

Animations
Discovery Education

University of Queensland
NASA
Color Vision
Neon
Neon Light
COlor Mixing
Color Mixing
Michigan Color Mixing
Polarizer
Polarized EM Waves
Polarizer
Polarized EM Waves
Double Slit Experiment
Double Slit Light Wave Model
Single Slit Light-Wave Model
Photoelectric Effect
Photoelectric Effect-Particel Model
molrcular motion
Gizmos Additive Color

Worksheet
TE
Gizmos Subtractive Color

Worksheet
TE
Gizmos Photoelectric Effect

Worksheet
molrcular motion
Gizmos Heat Absorption

Worksheet
PassMyExams Applet
Science Trek EM Colorodo.edu
X-ray Machine
  1. Walter Fendt EM Wave
  2. Harrison Wave Animation
  1. Color Vision Lab
  2. Additive Colors Lab
  3. Light and the Doppler Effect

Songs

build an atom

Physical Science In Action Video
Light
& questions
Pearson Videos

Light
Characteristics of Waves

How Stuff Works

How Light Changes Color
Bill Nye
Bill Nye
Light and Color
Quiz questions
WatchKnowLearn.org
  1. E-Spectrum Links




Study Jams

  1. Light


brightstorm

EM Waves
EM Spectrum
Khan Academy


teacherTube

EM Spectrum
TeacherDomain

Radio Waves
Engage

Discrepant Event

Explore

Research
Explain

Write-Up
Elaborate

New situations/applications
Evaluate

project to share
Reading & Math Work
ReadingHomeworkLogo

Math and DataMath Logo
Projects by Learning Style and Media Type
Spectrum Project Page
Instructions and resources


SpectrumProject Worksheet
Spectrum Project Mock-Up 
Spectrum Project Flip Book Template
Spectrum Project Poster Template
Pictures
Spectrum Project Rubic
Textbook Pages 84-5
Silver Sensing THinking Hand Sensing-Thinking (Mastery)
Facts
  1. Create a diagram that shows electromagnetic waves as waves and particles.
Silver Sensing Feeling Heart Sensing-Feeling (Interpersonal)
A time when you...
  1. Show how different electromagnetic waves are used by  humans.
Intuitive Thinking-Head Intuitive-Thinking (Understanding)
Playing with facts

  1. Create a diagram that compares or contrasts different types of electromagnetic waves.
Silver Intuitive Feeling Intuitive-Feeling (Self-Expressive)
Creating new possibiliteis

  1. Show how different electromagnetic waves can be produced in the universe.
imovieVideo/Animation

  1. Make a video or animation of atoms  (see options above.) Narrate, subtitle, or text page to show this week's concepts.
PowerPointPresentation

  1. Create a PowerPoint, ToonDoo, or other graphic that shows one of the projects above.

garagebandPodcast Audio

  1. Make a radio show, podcast, or song about the elements (see options above.) Narrate, subtitle, or text page to show this week's concepts.
ArtistMusicianLive Presentation Project

  1. Make a poster, play, song or cartoon showing your understanding of the elements in its many forms.
Essential Vocabulary & Concepts
Picture Core Knowledge or Concept
em wave
Electromagnetic waves carry both electrical and magnetic energy.

In a vacuum (outer space), they travel at the speed of light, 300,000km / second.

Electromagnetic radiation is the energy transferred by electromagnetic waves.
Wave model Wave Model of Electromagnetic Waves (Light)

EM waves act like transverse waves. By using polarized filters or lenses, waves that are vibrating in certain directions can be blocked like a rope waved through a picket fence.

photon
Particle Model of Electromagnetic Waves (Light)

A photon a tiny packet of light that acts as both a wave and a particle.
They are created when electrons lose energy or when protons fuse in the sun.
They can create electricity when they hit electrons in solar panels.

light ray
 A ray is a straight line used to represent a light wave in diagrams and in mathematics.
spectrum
The electromagnetic spectrum is the entire range of frequencies and wavelengths of electromagnetic waves including the visible spectrum that we see as colors. (i.e. radio waves, microwave, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays.)
interference
Radio Waves:

Long waves with low energy, these are used in AM/FM radios, HAM and short-wave radios, walky-talkies, baby monitors, and the like.
radar
Microwaves:

Shorter radio waves are called microwaves. Water in microwave ovens responds to these frequencies  by vibrating and heating up.
Radar systems and some communication devices use these frequencies.
Thermogram
Infrared waves

Just below the visible spectrum is infrared light. It is given off by everything that radiates heat. Thermograms can pick up these heat rays, giving us a way to see in the dark using cameras that convert infrared to visible light.
Visible Light
Visible Light

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet and all shades between. These are the frequencies that our eyes can see.
UV Light
Ultraviolet Rays

High frequency light waves that bees and other insects can see, but humans can not. Skin responds by darkening (tans) and making vitamin D.
Ultraviolet light can kill or mutate cells by breaking DNA and causing mutations.
x-ray
X-Rays

High energy rays that can penetrate soft tissues, leaving white spots on film where they were blocked by bone or other dense things.

Engineers use them to find cracks in metals and cement structures.
Gamma Rays
Gamma Rays

The most energy with the shortest wavelength & highest frequency.

They are the only rays strong enough to escape some stars in large bursts.

Used in medicine to kill tumors using tools like the gamma knife (left)
Karl Jansky
Scientist

Karl G. Jansky (1905-1950) Bell Laboratories Engineer Invented Radio Astronomy when he was looking for sources of static that could interfere with the newly invented radio broadcast systems. He concluded that the biggest source of radiation was coming from the Mily Way galaxy.
ALMA
Technology

Radio Telescopes: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array  "ALMA's test views of the Antennae show us star-forming regions on a level of detail that no other telescope on Earth or in space has attained. This capability can only get much better as ALMA nears completion," said Dr. Mark McKinnon, North American ALMA Project Manager from the NRAO in Charlottesville, Virginia.