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Title: Calculation Investigation
Url: https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/educators/lessons/xray_spectra/activity-...
Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: This activity demonstrates how white light, such as that from an overhead projector, is broken up into its component colors by a diffraction grating. Students will learn the relationships between light's wavelength, frequency, and energy and how to convert between any of these characterizations of a particular color of light. They will understand that light can be described in many ways, (energy, wavelength, or frequency) and that all three terms are equally important and interrelated. They will also learn that each color in the spectrum has a distinct energy, but also a specific wavelength and frequency. They will recognize that the convention is that infrared light and visible light are usually described by wavelength, radio waves in terms of frequency, and high-energy X-rays and gamma-rays in terms of energy.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Radio -- Special topics, A-Z -- Waves, Radio
Science -- Physics -- Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity -- Elementary particle physics -- Special nuclear and subnuclear particles, antiparticles, and families of particles, A-Z -- Gamma rays
Science -- Physics -- Optics. Light
Science -- Physics -- Optics. Light -- Physical optics -- Diffraction
Science -- Physics -- Radiation physics (General) -- Color
Science -- Physics -- Radiation physics (General) -- Color -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Radiation physics (General) -- X-rays. Roentgen rays
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Physics
Science -- Physical sciences
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Mathematical Models
Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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