EM Spectrum

By: Trey Mastio

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Radio Waves

Low frequency, Safe, We use these waves for police station communications and television transmissions. Around 100m in wavelength.

Microwaves

Low frequency, Safe, We use microwaves to heat up liquids and solids. Their wavelength is usually a couple of centimeters.

Infrared Waves

Low frequency, Safe, We use this to detect the heat in your body for security. It is made by almost everything like our bodies and stars.

Visible light waves

Low frequency, Safe, We use this wave for light to see in dark places. This is one of the waves on the spectrum that we can actually see.

Ultraviolet Waves

High frequency, Dangerous, We use them fro zapping bugs in a bug zapper. Waves that help with a lot of stuff like sun tanning.

X-ray waves

High frequency, Dangerous, We use this wave for seeing inside the body to find broken bones or things that are stuck in your body. X-rays are given off by stars.

Gamma Waves

High frequency, Dangerous, We use them for killing cancer cells. It is extremely bad for people.