PPT - Electromagnetic Waves & EM Spectrum + Student Notes - Distance Learning

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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A detailed 33-slide PowerPoint product that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum. Includes an introduction to electromagnetic waves, their characteristics, how they differ from mechanical waves, and the waves of the electromagnetic spectrum. This product also includes a 2-page student summary notes document.

PPT Contents:

Part 1: What Are EM Waves?

  • Review: 2 categories of waves (mechanical, electromagnetic)
  • Definition of electromagnetic (EM) waves
  • EM waves vs. mechanical waves
  • Characteristics of EM waves

Part 2: The Electromagnetic Spectrum

  • Definition of the EM spectrum
  • Wavelengths, frequencies, properties and uses of each EM wave, including
  • Radio waves
  • Microwaves
  • Infrared light
  • Visible light
  • Ultraviolet light
  • X-rays
  • Gamma rays

NEW! Includes Student Summary Notes Document

  • This PPT now includes a 2-page student summary notes document with a corresponding 2-page answer key for teachers.
  • Summary notes feature questions directly tied to each slide in order, and include fill in the blanks questions as well as diagram labeling
  • Summary Notes come in 2 formats: a static PDF document and fully-editable WORD document

PPT Downloadable in 2 Formats:

  • This product comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document and fully-editable PPTX document
  • Download the full PDF preview to see EXACTLY what you are getting!

Relevant NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:


Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications - Wave Properties


Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications - Electromagnetic Radiation


Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications - Information Technologies

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PPT - Sound Waves & Hearing (With Summary Notes)

Unit Overview & Key Words - Mechanical Waves & Sound

WS - What are Waves

WS - Properties of Waves

WS - Sound and Sound Waves

WS - What is Music

WS - Ear Anatomy: Structure and Function

LAB - The Pendulum

LAB - Amplitude and Loudness

LAB - Frequency and Pitch

QUIZ - Waves and Wave Properties

QUIZ - Sound and Music

QUIZ - Ear Structure and Function

UNIT REVIEW - Mechanical Waves, Sound and Hearing

TEST - Mechanical Waves, Sound and Hearing

Part 2: Electromagnetic Waves, Light and Vision

PPT - Electromagnetic Waves (With Summary Notes)

PPT - Light, Optics & Vision (With Summary Notes)

Unit Overview & Key Words - Electromagnetic Waves & Light

WS - What are Electromagnetic Waves and the EM Spectrum

WS - Light Waves

WS - Mirrors and Lenses

WS - Using Light

WS - Eye Anatomy: Structure and Function

LAB - Seeing Color

LAB - Law of Reflection

LAB - Looking at Mirrors

LAB - Looking at Lenses

QUIZ - Properties of Light

QUIZ - Optics

QUIZ - Eye Structure and Function

UNIT REVIEW - Electromagnetic Waves, Light and Optics

TEST - Electromagnetic Waves, Light and Optics

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PPT - Electromagnetic Waves and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

PPT - Light and Optics (Includes Structure and Function of the Eye)

PPT - Simple Machines

PPT - Density, Floating, Sinking and Archimedes Principle

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PPT - Magnetism - Magnets and Electromagnets

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave. Emphasis is on describing waves with both qualitative and quantitative thinking. Assessment does not include electromagnetic waves and is limited to standard repeating waves.
Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions. Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.


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