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This item is a standards-based lesson plan for grades 6-8 on light and the electromagnetic spectrum.  It provides an "e-worksheet" for student use as they explore a 3-part interactive web site.  The first exploration introduces them the idea that all light travels as waves, and that wavelength defines the various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.  The second takes them through each band of the spectrum, with a focus on visible light.  In the third investigation, users do simple calculations relating to wavelength and amplitude.  Included  procedures to seamlessly incorporate hands-on activities with Slinky toys and prisms to augment the interactive web materials.  Assessments with answer keys are also provided.  Allow two days with a third day for review.

This item is part of a larger collection of lessons, all of which are aligned with specific AAAS Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
= Electromagnetic Spectrum
Optics
- General
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Problem/Problem Set
= Student Guide
- Assessment Material
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Educators
- Learners
- text/html
- image/gif
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Keywords:
amplitude, electromagnetic radiation, frequency, light, light waves, middle school lesson plans, optics, spectrum, standards-based lessons, wave amplitude, wavelength
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Metadata instance created June 10, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
November 16, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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January 31, 2009
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NSES Content Standards

Con.A: Science as Inquiry
  • K-4: Understandings about Scientific Inquiry
Con.B: Physical Science
  • K-4: Properties of Objects & Materials
  • 5-8: Transfer of Energy
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(American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, 2002), WWW Document, (http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/light-1-making-light-of-science/).
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Science NetLinks: Light 1: Making Light of Science, (American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, 2002), <http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/light-1-making-light-of-science/>.
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Science NetLinks: Light 1: Making Light of Science. (2009, January 31). Retrieved December 17, 2017, from American Association for the Advancement of Science: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/light-1-making-light-of-science/
Chicago Format
American Association for the Advancement of Science. Science NetLinks: Light 1: Making Light of Science. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, January 31, 2009. http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/light-1-making-light-of-science/ (accessed 17 December 2017).
MLA Format
Science NetLinks: Light 1: Making Light of Science. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002. 31 Jan. 2009. 17 Dec. 2017 <http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/light-1-making-light-of-science/>.
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