Physics: The Electromagnetic spectrum

Stream until Sun 15th May
20 mins
Curriculum support
Curriculum support
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

The electromagnetic spectrum encompasses all wavelengths of light, in clouding visible light.

This lesson covers:

  1. The idea that the electromagnetic spectrum is a continuous spectrum.
  2. The uses and dangers of the long wavelengths.
  3. The uses and dangers of the short wavelengths to give students a comprehensive understanding of the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

This is a great class which can act as revision of the topic or be useful for those learning it for the first time, to get ahead!

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Key takeaways:
  • Describe the electromagnetic spectrum as a continuous spectrum, labelling it in
    terms of frequency and wavelength
  • Describe the uses and dangers of the long wavelengths
  • Describe the uses and dangers of the short wavelenghts
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students looking to revise a key concept in Science in Years 10 and 11 or S3 and S4.

Class requirements:

A calculator, pen and paper to make notes may be required for this class.

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