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1 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum1 Wavelength/frequency/energy

2 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum2 Teacher Page Content: Physical ScienceThe Electromagnetic Spectrum Grade Level: High School Creator: Dorothy Walk Curriculum Objectives: SC 1; Intro Phys/Chem IV.A (waves)

3 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum3

4 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum4 What is it? The electromagnetic spectrum is the complete spectrum or continuum of light including radio waves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet light, X- rays and gamma rays An electromagnetic wave consists of electric and magnetic fields which vibrates thus making waves.

5 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum5 Waves Properties of waves include speed, frequency and wavelength Speed (s), frequency (f) and wavelength ( ) are related in the formula x f = s All light travels at a speed of 3 s 10 8 m/s in a vacuum

6 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum6 Wavelength, Frequency and Energy Since all light travels at the same speed, wavelength and frequency have an indirect relationship. Light with a short wavelength will have a high frequency and light with a long wavelength will have a low frequency. Light with short wavelengths has high energy and long wavelength has low energy

7 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum7

8 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum8 Radio waves Low energy waves with long wavelengths Includes FM, AM, radar and TV waves Wavelengths of m and longer Low frequency Used in many devices such as remote control items, cell phones, wireless devices, etc.

9 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum9

10 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum10 Microwaves Longer than radio, shorter than light and infrared Wavelength 1 x m to 1 x m First used in radar, now used in communication, medicine and consumer use (microwave ovens)

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12 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum12 Infrared waves Invisible electromagnetic waves that are detected as heat Can be detected with special devices such as night goggles Used in heat lamps Higher energy than microwaves but lower than visible light

13 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum13

14 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum14 Visible Light The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that human eyes can detect ROY G BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) Red is the lowest frequency and violet is the highest frequency

15 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum15

16 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum16 Ultraviolet waves Higher energy than light waves Can cause skin cancer and blindness in humans Used in tanning beds and sterilizing equipment

17 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum17

18 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum18 X-Rays High energy waves First discovered by Roentgen Used in medicine, industry and astronomy Can cause cancer

19 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum19

20 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum20 Gamma rays Highest energy Blocked from Earths surface by atmosphere

21 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum21

22 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum22

23 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum23 Time to think….. 1. What is the relationship between frequency and wavelength? 2. What is meant by spectrum? 3. What does ROY G BIV mean?

24 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum24 Now, lets really think 4. Can you actually see x-rays? –Support your answer. 5. Which color is more energetic, red or yellow? 6. Which type of wave travels faster, gamma or radio? 7. Why are microwaves more dangerous than radio waves?

25 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum25 Think about it…. You have just been involved in a traffic incident that leaves you stranded on the side of the road. Which part of the electromagnetic spectrum would be of the most use to you and why?

26 MAP TAP The Electromagnetic Spectrum26 Answers 1. Frequency and wavelength are properties of waves and since speed is constant for em waves, as frequency increases, wavelength decreases. 2. Spectrum is a continuum of all electromagnetic waves 3, ROY G BIV is the difference colors of the visible light in order of longest wavelength to shortest wavelength. 4. X-rays can not be seen, only the waves in the visible light portion are visible. 5. Yellow is higher energy than red because it has a shorter wavelength and higher frequency. 6. Both travel at the same speed, 300,000 km/s (all em waves travel at the same speed) 7. Microwaves have a higher frequency than radio and carry more energy.


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