Notes: 2E - Using Light to Measure Far Away Objects

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  • Visible Light (ROYGBiV) - Prisms reveal the rainbow of colors in visible light
  • Herschel Experiment - Showed that there is light beyond what we see
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum - Parts of light have different Frequencies, Wavelengths and energies
  • Emission Lines - Using light to measure what objects are made of

Summary Questions / Tasks

  1. Diagram, Label and Explain how we use Light to measure the composition of objects that produce light. (Prism (why is it there), Emission Source, How light is measured)

Post-Reflection Monologue (only used during the emergency situation of Spring 2020)

Watch on: YouTube (with closed captioning) - Google Drive (for students with no YouTube access)

Educator / Teacher Resources

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