Electromagnetic Radiation

posted May 26, 2016, 10:53 AM by Tony Farley   [ updated May 26, 2016, 1:54 PM ]

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1. List the seven types of electromagnetic radiation.

2. Describe Radio Waves:  What do they come from? Are the wavelengths long or short?

3. Describe Microwaves:  What do they come from? Are the wavelengths long or short compared to visible light?

4. Describe Infrared waves: What can you see with them?  Is the wavelength longer or shorter than red light?

5. Visible Light: What makes it so important?  List the colors.

6. X-rays: What are they used for?  Is the wavelength shorter or longer than visible light?

7. Gamma-Rays: What things emit gamma-rays?  Is the wavelength shorter or longer than x-rays?

8. Are gamma-rays, x-rays, radio waves, and visible light the same thing?  What are they?

9. Describe what a photon is.

10. How fast does an electromagnetic photon travel?

11. Find the wavelength of the following:  Radio wave, Visual, X-ray.

12. Find the frequency of the following: Microwave, visible, gamma ray.

13. What types of electromagnetic radiation can reach the surface of the earth from space?

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