Great for elementary and middle school as an intro to new material. The light that has a wavelength shorter than what we can see is pretty powerful stuff. In this article, students will read that some, like ultraviolet light, can penetrate through your skin cells, giving you a sunburn. Other types, like x-rays, can pass completely through your soft tissues, and gamma rays are so high energy that they can pass right through all your cells!
Vocab words: ultraviolet light, x-rays, gamma rays
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