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MRS. MIZZI Investigating light Waves
 
     
     
 

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Step1 - Find a partner. Search the internet. Take note of the following terms:

  • crest
  • trough
  • frequency
  • amplitude
  • transverse wave
  • wavelength
  • electromagnetic wave
  • electromagnetic spectrum
  • reflection
  • concave mirror
  • convex mirror
  • refraction
  • lens
  • convex lens
  • concave lens
  • lasers
  • visible spectrum
  • fiber optics

Answer the following questions. Click on the link below.

1. What are waves?

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/waves.html

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/waves2.html

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/waves3.html

2. What is an electromagentic spectrum?

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/index.html

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/radio.html

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/micro.html

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/infrared.html

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/visible.html

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/uv.html

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/xrays.html

http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/gamma.html

3. What is light?

http://www.canon.com/technology/s_labo/light/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

http://science.howstuffworks.com/light.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/28160/english/index.html

4. How does light behave?

http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/segwayed/lessons/light/measure_behaves.html

http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/light/u12l1a.html

http://www.gelighting.com/na/home_lighting/gela/students/science_what_is_light.htm

5. How do we see light?

http://www.fi.edu/color/

http://home.att.net/~RTRUSCIO/COLORMX.htm

http://www.tooter4kids.com/Light_Color/primary_colors.htm

6. How do people communicate using light?

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/fiber-optic.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_Fiber

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/f/fiber_optics.html

You may also search at this website for the terms:

http://www.factmonster.com/

Step 2 - After gathering the information, try working on the activity of this link:

http://www.quia.com/hm/338218.html


Step 3 - You and your partner are required to make a powerpoint presentation from the gathered information. Send a copy of your powerpoint google docs and share with me.

 
     
     
 
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