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The Electromagnetic Spectrum
This tutorial introduces students to the concepts of electromagnetic waves, wavelength, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Diagrams and written descriptions explain how wavelength is measured and explore the traditional divisions of the spectrum: radio, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2616
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Locke Stuart
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science@NASA, Imagers
http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/index.html