Electromagnetic Spectrum Worksheet
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. What are electromagnetic waves?
    answer choices
    sound waves
    electric & magnetic fields (energy) that travel through empty space very quickly
    Someone's name
    things like longitudinal waves
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. The height of the wave from the rest position is known as the _____________.
    answer choices
    amplitude
    crest
    trough
    wavelength
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. How much of the electromagnetic spectrum is visible?
    answer choices
    All of it
    None of it
    Most of it
    Only a small part
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. The distance between two crests or two troughs of a wave is called:
    answer choices
    frequency
    amplitud
    wavelength
    hertz
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. High frequency waves have _________ wavelengths.
    answer choices
    varying
    long
    the same
    short
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. As the frequency of an electromagnetic wave increases, the amount of energy in that wave...
    answer choices
    increases.
    decreases.
    stays the same.
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following electromagnetic waves has the lowest energy?
    answer choices
    gamma ray
    infrared wave
    visible light wave
    microwave
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. How are electromagnetic waves different from other waves? 
    answer choices
    They have very short wavelengths 
    They transmit energy instead of matter 
    They can travel through empty space
    They can change direction by reflection 
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. True or false: as you move along the spectrum, radio to gamma waves, the wavelengths decrease in size (get smaller)
    answer choices
    true
    false
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. A wave with a large wavelength will have a ______ frequency and _____ energy
    answer choices
    high, low
    high, high
    low, high
    low, low
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Select the correct order of waves on the EMS from the longest wavelength to the shortest wavelength
    answer choices
    Radio, Micro, Infra, Visible, Ultra, X-ray, Gamma
    Gamma, X-ray, Ultra, Vis, Infra, Micro, Radio
    Vis, Micro, Infra, Ultra, X-ray, Gamma, Radio
    Micro, Radio, Vis, Infra, Ultra, X-ray, Gamma
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Which has the LONGEST wavelength and, therefore, the lowest frequency/energy
    answer choices
    Gamma Rays
    Radio Waves
    Visible Light
    Infrared rays
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Which has the SHORTEST wavelength and, therefore, the highest frequency/most energy
    answer choices
    Radio waves
    Ultraviolet Rays
    Gamma Rays
    X-rays
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Which section of the spectrum is the ONLY one we can see?
    answer choices
    X-rays
    Visible Light
    Gamma Rays
    Ultraviolet Rays
  • Question 15
    180 seconds
    Q. The relationship between wavelength and frequency is λ=c/f.  Calculate the wavelength of light that has a frequency of 5.2 x 1012 1/s. The speed of of light is 3.0x 108 m/s.
    answer choices
    5.8 x 10 -5 m
    5.8 x 10 -7 m
    5.19 x 10 14 m
    1.56 x 10 23 m
  • Question 16
    300 seconds
    Q. Solve this problems using the equation: 
    C = λν
    If an AM radio station broadcasts at
    9.95 x 105 Hz, what is the wavelength of this radiation?
    answer choices
    6.59 x 10-28 m
    1.01 x 10-6 m
    3.32 x 10-3 m
    302 m
  • Question 17
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Calculate the wavelength of light that has a frequency of 5.2 x 1012 1/s.

    answer choices

    5.8 x 10 -5 m

    5.8 x 10 -7 m

    5.19 x 10 14 m

    1.56 x 10 23 m

  • Question 18
    60 seconds
    Q. What are the units of frequency?
    answer choices
    m/s
    s
    Hz
    m
  • Question 19
    300 seconds
    Q.

    IRAS, the Infrared Astronomy Satellite launched by NASA in 1983, had a detector that measured infrared or heat radiation from different regions of space. What is the frequency of infrared light that has a wavelength of

    1.10 X 10-6 m?

    answer choices

    3.67 x 10-15 Hz

    3.67 x 10-3 Hz

    2.73 x 102 Hz

    2.73 x 1014 Hz

  • Question 20
    300 seconds
    Q.

    A wave has a frequency of 10 hz and a wavelength of 4 m. What is the velocity of the wave?

    answer choices

    24 m/s

    40 m/s

    2.5 m/s

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