The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiation (Light)
View a movie (42.1 MB) that illustrates how light is created by atoms and molecules.
Since the movie is large, parts below describe how the different parts of
Intro: Sources of light
Ultraviolet and visible light
Infrared and radio waves
Effect of temperature in creating electromagnetic waves
Intended for middle school students, these movies are valuable for anyone interested in learning about light. Created by the Cassini-Huygens Satellite Mission to Saturn outreach team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Their interactive CD, Ways of Seeing, which includes this movie, is available at NASA 's Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE) and may be ordered on-line for $5.
Illustrated resources on light and the electromagnetic spectrum may be found at the following sites:
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