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Lab 13 – Electromagnetic Spectrum

(1-Day Lab) This topic introduces the relationship of color and frequency. Students practice using scientific notation to better understand wave-length (frequency). Then students construct a model using various colors of paper to depict wave-length.

  • Lab 13– Topic Specific Instructor Presentation (intro)
  • Student Handout Electromagnetic Spectrum Model

Suggested Related Topics

This activity is a recommended topic enhancer for the following topics:

  • 31 Physical Science (Sound and Light I)

Instructor Emphasis:

  • Lab emphasis: Graphing and charting data
  • Science and engineering practices: Develop and use models
  • Crosscutting Concepts:  Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
  • Lab procedures
  • Data measurement
  • Graphing and charting data