Electromagnetic Spectrum

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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Still unsure which wavelengths belong where on the electromagnetic spectrum, or what their uses are? Then don't miss this animation and quiz. More...

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BBC
Communicating with Waves: Radio Waves & Microwaves

Communicating with Waves: Radio Waves & Microwaves

While radio waves transmit radio and TV shows, shorter waves called microwaves carry cell phone calls, and even shorter infrared and visible light waves can be used for communication, too. More...

Article
BBC
Electromagnetic Spectrum: Radio Waves

Electromagnetic Spectrum: Radio Waves

The first radio transmission has now passed over 1,000 stars. With good enough radio receivers, aliens orbiting those stars could have tuned in to that transmission. More...

Video
NASA
The Electromagnetic Spectrum

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

We can see only a tiny fraction of the energy waves that bombard us every second. Without the others, modern life would be impossible. Here's an overview of the waves we crave. More...

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NASA
The Invasion of Invisible Waves

The Invasion of Invisible Waves

This site begins with some excellent wave quizzes. This interactive exploration of waves will let you manipulate waves to learn more about them. Or, use it to test your understanding of the physics of wave motion. More...

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Catie for Schools
How Is a Radio Wave Emitted?

How Is a Radio Wave Emitted?

What happens after a radio transmitter changes sound into an electric current? How does an identical current end up in a radio receiver? Have you any idea how radio transmitters and radio receivers use radio waves? Find out here. More...

Article
A Science Odyssey/PBS
Electromagnetic Spectrum

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Find out about the different types of waves in the electromagnetic spectrum by clicking on the labels in the image. Notice how little of the spectrum we can see. More...

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aliensearth.org
Radio Waves & Electromagnetic Fields

Radio Waves & Electromagnetic Fields

This simulation lets you create different kinds of radio waves and watch them travel from a transmitter to a receiver. More...

Article
PhET
Electromagnetic Spectrum: Quiz

Electromagnetic Spectrum: Quiz

Are you a master of the electromagnetic spectrum? Prove it by taking this quiz from NASA. More...

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NASA
Electromagnetic Spectrum: Interactive

Electromagnetic Spectrum: Interactive

Explore the EM spectrum, from its longest radio wave to its most energetic gamma ray, using this interactive graphic. More...

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography
What Are Gamma Rays?

What Are Gamma Rays?

Gamma rays have the shortest length and the most energy of all the waves in the electromagnetic spectrum. And they reveal some of the most exciting occurrences in the universe. More...

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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
The Amazing Journey of a Sound Wave via AM Radio

The Amazing Journey of a Sound Wave via AM Radio

Find out what happens between the moment a sound wave emerges from a singer's mouth and the moment it enters a radio listener's ear. More...

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WGBH/PBS
Measuring the Speed of ‘Light’ with a Microwave Oven

Measuring the Speed of ‘Light’ with a Microwave Oven

With little more than an egg, a ruler, and a microwave oven, you can measure the speed of light. More...

Activity
Science Buddies
Ultraviolet Waves

Ultraviolet Waves

If we could see UV radiation, how would the Sun, the Earth, or distant galaxies appear? NASA shows us, by using "false colors" to stand in for light we can't see. More...

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NASA