The Electromagnetic Spectrum

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
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K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Summary:Welcome to the Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. This unique NASA resource on the web, in print, and with companion videos introduces electromagnetic waves, their behaviors, and how scientists visualize these data. Each region of the spectrum is described and illustrated with engaging examples of NASA science. Come and explore the amazing world beyond the visible!
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:PS4.A; PS4.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:1-PS4-1; 1-PS4-2; 1-PS4-3; 4-PS4-1; 4-PS4-2; HS-PS4-1; HS-PS4-2; HS-PS4-3; HS-PS4-4; HS-PS4-5; MS-PS4-1; MS-PS4-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Stability and change; Structure and function; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; agi; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; light; middle school; nasa
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