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This is a web site on the electromagnetic spectrum, designed especially to promote understanding of light and spectroscopy at a middle school to high school level.  The information is broken into bite-sized components that include light basics, measuring light, understanding the electromagnetic spectrum, and tools used by astronomers to analyze light.  It was developed by an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University.
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Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Properties of Light
- Stars
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Speed of Light
- Photometry
= Luminosity
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- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
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electromagnetic spectrum, photometry, radiation, spectra, spectral types, visible light, wavelengths
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Metadata instance created December 1, 2003 by Patricia Monahan
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Behavior of Light

To understand the basics of light, students may need help to see that "light" consists of so much more than what we see with our eyes.  This is an excellent tutorial from Johns Hopkins University designed especially to make these concepts understandable to middle school and high school students.  We suggest starting with this section: The Basics of Light, then move into tutorials on the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Electromagnetic Radiation and the Spectrum

To understand the basics of light, students may need help to see that "light" consists of so much more than what we see with our eyes.  This is an excellent tutorial from Johns Hopkins University designed especially to make these concepts understandable to middle school and high school students.  We suggest starting with this section: The Basics of Light, then move into tutorials on the electromagnetic spectrum.

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B. Blair, , WWW Document, (http://violet.pha.jhu.edu/~wpb/spectroscopy/spec_home.html).
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B. Blair, What are Those Squiggly Lines? - Using Light to Learn About the Universe, <http://violet.pha.jhu.edu/~wpb/spectroscopy/spec_home.html>.
APA Format
Blair, B. (1999, March 1). What are Those Squiggly Lines? - Using Light to Learn About the Universe. Retrieved August 29, 2014, from http://violet.pha.jhu.edu/~wpb/spectroscopy/spec_home.html
Chicago Format
Blair, Bill. What are Those Squiggly Lines? - Using Light to Learn About the Universe. March 1, 1999. http://violet.pha.jhu.edu/~wpb/spectroscopy/spec_home.html (accessed 29 August 2014).
MLA Format
Blair, Bill. What are Those Squiggly Lines? - Using Light to Learn About the Universe. 1 Mar. 1999. 29 Aug. 2014 <http://violet.pha.jhu.edu/~wpb/spectroscopy/spec_home.html>.
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