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Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Videos DLESE Reviewed Collection
These videos introduce middle- and high school-age learners to the electromagnetic spectrum. The product consists of 8 animations including an introduction to electromagnetic waves and one animation for each wavelength of the EM spectrum (Radio, Microwave, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, X-Rays and Gamma Rays). Each wavelength of the EM spectrum offers a construct to illustrate and teach about NASA sensors, missions, and science. Emphasis is placed on relevant science, such as lunar exploration, and hot science topics, such as climate change. The examples and narrative for each wavelength animation build on the learners? prior knowledge then introduces examples from NASA missions. These examples explore the use of spectral analysis and visualizations that help scientists make discoveries about the world around us using EM waves.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Video
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Physics
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
No copyright restrictions.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-556
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Ginger Butcher

Author: Troy Benesch