Microwaves Microwaves are produced artificially and naturally. The stars produce the waves by releasing energy(natural), and various types of transmitters and magnetron(man-made). As Microwaves enter water, they transform into heat. Cell phones and TV uses them to connect They are used to make microwave ovens (microwaves). They are used in space and industrial communication. By: Matthew Hallac and Habakkuk Nabutete
Short Wavelength Microwave Invisible Spectrum (Cont.) Infrared Rays Def – Light rays with longer wavelength than red light. Uses: Cooking, Medicine, T.V. remote controls
Electromagnetic Spectrum Invisible spectrum (cont.). Ultraviolet rays. Def. – EM waves with frequencies slightly higher than visible light Uses: food processing & hospitals to kill germs’ cells Helps your body use vitamin D.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Invisible Spectrum (Cont.) X-Rays Def. - EM waves that are shorter than UV rays. Uses: Medicine – Bones absorb x-rays; soft tissue does not. Lead absorbs X-rays(so it is used to protect you in the dentist when you get x-rays of your pearly whites )
Electromagnetic Spectrum Invisible spectrum (cont.) Gamma rays Def. Highest frequency EM waves; Shortest wavelength. They come from outer space. Uses: cancer treatment.
LIGHT: Refraction of Light Refraction – Bending of light due to a change in speed. Index of Refraction – Amount by which a material refracts light. Prisms – Glass that bends light. Different frequencies are bent different amounts & light is broken out into different colors.
LIGHT & ITS USES - Reflection Reflection – Bouncing back of light waves Regular reflection – mirrors smooth surfaces scatter light very little. Images are clear & exact. Diffuse reflection – reflected light is scattered due to an irregular surface.
LIGHT & USES: Lenses Concave Lenses – Vision – Eye is a convex lens. Nearsightedness – Concave lenses expand focal lengths Farsightedness – Convex lenses shortens the focal length.
LIGHT & USES: Diffraction Diffraction – Bending of waves around the edge of a barrier. New waves are formed from the original. breaks images into bands of light & dark and colors. Refraction – Bending of waves due to a change in speed through an object.
SOUND TOPICS! Doppler Effect: As a fast moving sound source, is moving closer to you, (such as a motorcycle with a loud engine) it produces sound waves that seem to get louder as it nears you. As a result, the sound waves are becoming more compressed, have a shorter wavelength and high frequency which results in a high pitched noise. By the time the motorcycle is in line with you, it seems to be at its highest noise level and pitch. As the motorcycle is travelling away from you, the waves are becoming more spread out and the sound becomes lower, along with the pitch. By: Ryan Lopez and Noah Rich
SOUND TOPICS! Sonar: s sonar starts and comes from a machine the electrical energy starts but then transforms into a sound wave when it hits the water and locates an underwater target and transforms into a reflected wave. By Sofia Machado and Luke Mears Animal echolocation works in the same way!
SOUND TOPICS! An ultrasound wave is longitudinal, like most sound waves. A transducer makes high frequency sound, which cannot be heard by the human ear, records echoes and it bounces back to create images. Doctors and ultrasound technicians, also called sonographers, use this to produce images on a screen. By: Daniela Agudelo + Isabella Bobitka
EVALUATION: State Standards Identify the characteristic properties of waves: Interference Diffraction Refraction