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written by Laura Whitlock and Kara Granger
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This item is a middle school lesson plan on the electromagnetic spectrum, developed by the Imagine the Universe project through NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  Students use colored pencils, adding machine tape, and and file folders to create their own spectra and analyze how wavelength and frequency are related.  Printable student worksheets and a closing assessment are also included.

This item is part of a larger collection of K-12 resources created by the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center for NASA.  See Related items on this page for links to other lessons/tutorials.
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Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Properties of Light
= Spectra
Electricity & Magnetism
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= Electromagnetic Spectrum
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Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy Resources for the K-8 Classroom

In this middle school lesson plan, students use colored pencils, adding machine tape, and file folders to create their own electromagnetic spectrum and analyze how wavelength and frequency are related.  An online student tutorial on the same subject can be linked below in the Student Tutorial section.

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L. Whitlock and K. Granger, (NASA High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center, Greenbelt, 1999), WWW Document, (http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lessons/roygbiv/roygbiv.html).
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L. Whitlock and K. Granger, Imagine the Universe Lesson Plan: Roy G. Biv: The Relationship between Frequency and Wavelength, (NASA High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center, Greenbelt, 1999), <http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lessons/roygbiv/roygbiv.html>.
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Whitlock, L., & Granger, K. (2004, December 2). Imagine the Universe Lesson Plan: Roy G. Biv: The Relationship between Frequency and Wavelength. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from NASA High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center: http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lessons/roygbiv/roygbiv.html
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Whitlock, Laura, and Kara Granger. Imagine the Universe Lesson Plan: Roy G. Biv: The Relationship between Frequency and Wavelength. Greenbelt: NASA High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center, December 2, 2004. http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lessons/roygbiv/roygbiv.html (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Whitlock, Laura, and Kara Granger. Imagine the Universe Lesson Plan: Roy G. Biv: The Relationship between Frequency and Wavelength. Greenbelt: NASA High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center, 1999. 2 Dec. 2004. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lessons/roygbiv/roygbiv.html>.
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Is Supplemented By Imagine the Universe: Electromagnetic Spectrum - Introduction

This is a tutorial developed by the same authors,  appropriate for middle school students, on electromagnetic radiation and the EM spectrum.

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Is Part Of Imagine the Universe! Lesson Plans

This is a link to the full set of standards-aligned lesson plans developed by the Imagine the Universe Project for grades 7-12.  Topics include the electromagnetic spectrum, satellite image data analysis, the origin of the elements, supernovae, and gamma-ray bursts.  Printable student guides and assessments are included.

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