This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to answer various questions related to the electromagnetic spectrum. And YES- even secondary students love to color!
There are 12 different sentences (with a missing, fill-in-the-blank portion) and 12 answer choices for students to choose from. Each answer choice corresponds to a different color. If all of the correct answer choices are chosen, then their final picture will be colored correctly to reflect complete mastery of the content.
I've also included an optional reading passage for students that reviews the parts of a wave and the various parts of the EM spectrum with related images. This passage could be used as a way to differentiate for different leveled learners, or you could use it for students who are just getting exposed to the electromagnetic spectrum.
If you choose not to use the optional reading passage, then students should be familiar with the following terms and ideas in order to be successful with this activity:
•energy (as related to the various parts of the EM spectrum)
•the different types of EM waves (radio waves, microwaves, infrared waves, visible light, ultraviolet waves, x-rays, gamma rays)
•basic parts and properties of a wave (crest, trough, wavelength, frequency)
This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, additional practice, extra credit, or for early finishers. These are also great for days when you have to be out of the classroom - a sub can easily take over this lesson!
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