Land of the Magic Windows
Take a stroll through an imaginary amusement park, and find out how different the universe looks through different types of observing instruments. Introduces the electromagnetic spectrum to young children.
Spin a Spectrum
An exercise which teaches about the electromagnetic
spectrum - its various regions and their associated wavelengths, frequencies,
Electromagnetic Spectrum - A Physical Science Activity
Compare and contrast the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and
conduct research to gather information on uses of the electromagnetic spectrum.
An activity which teaches students how light
is broken up into a spectrum and the relationship between wavelength, frequency
Electromagnetic Spectrum Activities
Explore the electromagnetic spectrum using a variety of interactive internet resources and hands-on activities.
Space Based Astronomy
A NASA educator guide which includes several
activities designed to help students learn about the electromagnetic spectrum.
What's the Frequency?
Students will discover and verify the relationship between wavelength and
frequency of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Star Light, Star Bright
In this lesson, students will identify the different properties of waves
and the relationship that exists between energy, wavelength, and frequency.
Electromagnetic Radiation on Trial
Students are introduced to the properties of electromagnetic radiation in a
variety of ways.
X-ray Imaging Activity
Use data collected from the Chandra X-ray Observatory to calculate the
intensity of a supernova remnant.
RXTE Learning Center
A variety of X-ray astronomy activities in which
students will use actual data to analyze X-ray data.
A simple experiment which demonstrates the effects of X-rays.
X-ray Imaging Activity
A simulation which lets you see how imaging techniques can let you see
inside an object.
This activity is designed to allow students to gain an
approximation of how X-ray crystallography works.
This activity builds a model for producing, separating
and displaying spectral colors.
Do You See What I See?
Students build their own filter wheel through
which they will examine a color image.
There's More to Light Than Meets the Eye
Demonstrate that white light is a mixture of many
wavelengths of light and investigate the properties of filters.
The Science of Light
Presents online simulations and hands-on activities
in which students learn about light as it relates to color, shadows, and
Several classroom activities which explore the
concepts of reflected and absorbed visible light, and the ideas of
spectra and false color images.
What is Your Wavelength?
Activity to investigate the wavelength properties of light.
Inverse Square Law
Why the world gets dark so fast outside the circle of the campfire.
Measuring Wavelengths of Light
Measure the wavelengths of light using a diffraction grating.
Reproduce Young's double-slit experiment and measure the wavelength of red
Discover Infrared for Yourself - The Herschel Experiment
A low cost, easy to do experiment which allows students to discover infrared
light for themselves. Includes images of experiment, school results, and
national science standards.
Classroom Activities for Learning about Infrared Light
Students are introduced to light and filters, build
a photocell detector and use it to detect different colors of light,
learn that infrared light is reflected in the same manner as visible light,
and that infrared in some cases behaves like visible light and other cases
behaves very differently.
Newton's Apple - Infrared - T.V. remote experiment
Using your television's remote control as a source of infrared radiation,
you will compare the behavior of a beam of infrared radiation to that of a
beam of visible light. You will see how each reacts when different materials
are placed in its path.
What is it? - Learn about Infrared Imaging
View a variety of infrared images and try to guess what they are. The
answers teach student about the properties of infrared light.
The Infrared Zoo (includes a new "hide and seek" game)
Learn about infrared light and warm and cold-blooded animals by viewing
dozens of animals in the infrared.
Seeing Our World in a Different Light
Learn about the numerous applications of infrared technology.
Infrared Photo Album
Pass the magic lens over the scene. You will see how the world would look if
your eyes could see a different kind of light called infrared radiation.
View the geothermal features of Yellowstone National Park in the infrared.
Infrared Image Gallery
See what everyday objects look like through a thermal infrared camera.
See examples of friction, energy transfer, color absorption and change
Liquid Crystal IR Detector
Use a liquid crystal sheet to detect infrared.
IR Light from an Electric Heater
Focus the invisible light from an electric heater.
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