Which of the following is true about energy from the sun?
Which form of electromagnetic radiation has the longest wavelength?
Which of the following is NOT a type of radiation from the Sun?
Which types of waves found in the electromagnetic spectrum are longer than visible light waves?
How do we see light waves?
Which types of waves found in the electromagnetic spectrum are shorter than visible light waves?
Which is true of how our eyes detect electromagnetic waves?
Where is visible light located in the electromagnetic spectrum?
Which of the following shows the correct order of the electromagnetic spectrum, from shortest wavelength to longest?
The entire universe is blanketed in radiation referred to as the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, thought to be left over from the Big Bang. If the whole universe is covered in radiation, why is it NOT visible to people on Earth?
High-energy radiation from the Sun can cause damage to the cells of organisms. Earth's atmosphere protects its inhabitants from much of the Suns's harmful radiation. Which of the following is NOT a type of high-energy radiation that is reflected or absorbed by Earth's atmosphere?
How do human eyes see color?
Which of these colors has the shortest wavelength?
What is true about most of the wavelengths found in the electromagnetic spectrum?
Which type of electromagnetic radiation with a long wavelength is used to communicate on Earth?
In Mr. Hall's class, Amy was learning about light. Mr. Hall showed a white light traveling through a prism and emerging as a rainbow. He explained that all the colors traveling together at he same speed are seen as white light. The reason they are separated as they pass through the prism is because each color has a different wavelength and is bent differently as a result. Which of the following states the correct order of colors of light from the longest wavelength to the shortest?
Which wavelengths of light can human eyes detect?
Carla's favorite ball is bright blue when it is outside in the direct sunlight. Inside, the ball appears to be almost green. Why does Carla's ball seem to change colors?
What is true about visible light?
The color of an object is most dependent on which of the following?
What best describes the relationship of the wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum?
The picture above represents the light waves generated by four differently colored bulbs. Which bulb produces a wave with the highest frequency?
The picture shows a duck swimming in a pond. Why does the duck appear to be floating above its twin?
The picture shows the path of light into an eye with and without a corrective lens. How does the lens affect the light?
The picture shows three light rays from the Sun that traveled toward Earth. What happened to the light ray Y?
The picture shows a diagram of light rays as they travel through a type of telescope. What happens to the light at point Z?
The picture shows a diagram of light rays as they travel through a type of telescope. What happens to the light at point X?
The picture shows three light rays from the Sun that traveled toward Earth. What happened to the light ray X?
The picture shows a duck that appears to have its body detached when viewed underwater. Why does the duck's body look detached?
The picture shows three light rays from the Sun that traveled toward Earth. What happened to light ray Z?
The picture shows a diagram of light rays as they travel through a type of telescope. What happens to the light at point Y?
In order to study how light moves, Tabitha aims a beam of white light at a prism. Which picture correctly shows how most of the light will act once it reaches the prism?
What happens when light is refracted?
What happens to the speed of light as it exits the air and enters a glass of water?
Which statement about how light travels is true?
A piano creates sound waves of different pitches by striking a small hammer against the strings inside the instrument. When a key is struck, the corresponding hammer strikes a string, causing a vibration that creates a sound wave. How do the sound waves of the higher pitch notes compare to the sound waves of the lower pitch notes?
Which of the following best describes how light waves pass through transparent materials?
Which of the following has the greatest effect on refraction?
Which of the following statement about how light waves travel is correct?
How is the light wave that travels through a prism refracted?
Which type of object transmits the most light?
What causes light to slow down?
Which of the following statement about how sound waves travel is correct?
Arlen is exploring the ways that colors react to light. He adds red food coloring to four different beakers containing 150 milliliters of water each. He adds three drops of red food coloring to the first beaker, 15 drops to the second beaker, 30 drops to the third beaker, and 50 drops to the fourth beaker. He places all four beakers in the sunlight. After 15 minutes, he measures the temperature of the water in each beaker. What can he expect to find?
Light emitted by the Sun travels through space and enters Earth's atmosphere. How will the light waves behave when they move from empty space into matter made up of different gases?
While Kayden was swimming in the lake during the summer, his mother was standing on shore yelling for him to come and eat lunch. Not wanting to leave the lake, he pretended not to hear her by dunking his head in and out of the water. What happened to the sound waves of his mother's voice when his head was underwater
A prism is a piece of glass that has many different angled sides. As light enters the glass, the paths of different wavelengths of light bend differently. The shorter the wavelength, the more the light bends as it enters the glass. This results in white light being separated into all the colors of the rainbow as it passes through the prism. Which term best describes the process that is occurring when light bends as it enters a new substance?
Which of the following is true of materials that are NOT completely transparent?
Read the following passage:
Mitchell watched as his son stepped up to bat during his championship baseball game. After the pitch, he saw the ball fly from the bat and then heard the crack of the bat a moment later.
Which of the following explains why there was a difference between seeing ball fly and hearing the bat connect with the ball?
What causes light traveling in a straight line to bend?
Which of the following is most likely to cause light to no longer travel in a straight line?
Sonja's little brother Victor looked at the colored rocks in the water at the bottom of his new sister's new fish bowl. He asked if he could have the large brown stone with the red streaks that looked as big as a fifty-cent piece. Sonja retrieved the rock out of the fish bowl for him. Victor thanked her, but he commented that it was not as big as he thought it was. Why did it look bigger inside the fish bowl?
Why can human ears hear dolphins' vocalizations while under the water but cannot hear them well on land?
Optical fibers are types of electrical wires that use light to transmit information. If light waves travel through the air at around 299,910 kilometers per second, what will happen to the light waves in the optical fibers?
Lindsay has collected four two-liter soda bottles in different colors: dark blue, dark green, and light yellow. She fills them with room-temperature water and places them in a sunny spot on the back porch. After two hours, she returns and measures the temperature of the water in the bottles. What can she expect to find?
If the same amount of light interacts with each of these materials, which will reflect the greatest amount of light?
What happens to a light wave as it moves from the air into water?
Which of the following is true of light?
The picture shows the path of a sound wave as it moves from left to right. What has taken place at point X to change the sound wave?
The picture shows a light wave. What will NOT happen to the light wave when it moves from the air into a solid?
The picture shows a sound wave traveling through a liquid. Which picture below shows how the sound wave will change when it enters a gas?
The picture above shows a sound wave traveling through a liquid. Which of the following pictures below shows how the sound wave will change when it enters a solid?
Jude noticed that when he places a spoon underwater, the spoon appeared to bend as illustrated below. What causes the spoon to appear bent?
Which illustration shows the path of a ray of light as it enters and travels through a glass of water?
Energy from the Sun travels to the Earth in the form of _________.
The stem of a flower is put into a vase full of water. The stem looks like it is broken at the point where it enters the water. What form of wave interaction causes the stem to look broken?
Light that appears white or nearly white to humans is made up of
Through which of the following will a sound wave travel the fastest?
Garrett throws a large rock into a waveless pond. The impact of the rock hitting the water causes waves to travel along the pond's surface toward the shore. If Garrett counts the number of waves that reach the shore over a 10 second period, what property of the waves is he measuring?
Light is an example of something that travels in waves. Light waves come in many different varieties and can be seen as many different colors. What is the main difference between a light wave that produces the color blue and a light wave that produces the color red?
Derick plays the trombone in band class and he can hit a perfect "A note", according to his teacher. Derick can hit an "A note" by blowing very soft or by blowing very hard. By changing how hard he blows into the trombone, Derick is changing how loud the note is. Which property of waves is he changing when he changes how loud the "A note" is?
Which characteristic measurement of a wave is identified by the letter A on the diagram above?
Through which of the following media can sound waves travel?
Which of the following word pairs correctly completes the sentence below?
Mechanical waves travel faster through ___________ than through ___________.
The pictures below represent the amplitude of sound waves through time. Which of the following waves would produce a sound wave with the highest pitch?
Through which of the following will a light wave travel the fastest?
You sometimes see lifeguards with a white cream on their noses. This cream is called zinc oxide. Zinc oxide helps protect the lifeguards from damaging UV sunlight. How does this cream protect from the UV rays of the Sun?
Which of the following pictures shows an example of refraction?
Of the following types of energies that the Earth receives from the Sun, which type of energy causes sunburn?
Most of the energy in Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and living systems comes from ___________.