What Kind of Disturbance Creates an Electromagnetic Wave?
How are EM Waves different From Mechanical Waves?
What Characteristics do Different Waves on the EM Spectrum Have?
Micro Waves - Frequencies range from 300MHz - 300GHz. Lower energy EM waves. Second longest wave lengths of EM spectrum.
Infared Waves - Frequencies range from 1000 micrometers - 0.7 micrometers. Low to medium energy EM waves. 3rd longest wavelengths of EM spectrum.
Visible Light Waves - Frequencies range from 700 nm - 400 nm. Medium energy waves. 4th longest wavelengths of the EM spectrum.
Ultravioltet Waves - Frequencies rangre from 400nm - 10nm Medium to high energy waves. 3rd highest waelength of the EM spectrum.
X-ray Waves - Frequencies range from 100eV - 200 keV. Higher energy waves. 2nd Highest wavelingth of the EM spectrum.
Gamma Ray Waves - frequencies range from 200 keV - 200MeV. Highest energy waves. Shortest wavelengths of the EM spectrum.
How do Electromagnetic Waves Play a Role in our Day to Day Life?
Radio Waves - AM Radio & Amateur Radio
Micro Waves - Microwave & Satalites
Infared Waves - TV remotes & Nightvision goggles
Visible Light Waves - Fireflies & Lightbulbs
Ultraviolet Waves - Light from the Sun & Tanning Booth
X - Ray Waves - Airport security scanner & Doctors office X - Ray machine
Gamma Rays - Pet Scan & Gammar Ray Spectrometer (tool used by NASA)