Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum - A Luminating High School Science Lesson

This 39 slide physics lesson package discusses Light's properties, luminous and non-luminous objects, the electromagnetic spectrum, wavelength and frequency, color blindness, the production of light as well as the speed of light. There are FOUR videos embedded in the teacher version. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and they will open in your browser. It is geared towards students who are in high school physics, either junior or senior years. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint. 

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 4 videos embedded into the lesson
- Student lesson handout

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In order, the lesson covers:
- Overview of light
- Properties of light
- Luminous and non-luminous objects
- The strangeness of light
- The electromagnetic spectrum
- Wavelength of frequency
- Colour & Colour Blindness
- The production of light
- The speed of light

Within the unit - Light and Waves you can find the following lesson packages:
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This file is in .zip format. All that means is you download the lesson package as one file (.zip) and then double click it to extract it. No additional software is needed, your PC or Mac will do all the work. Please view the Preview File to obtain a sense of my style, see how my PowerPoint lesson is structured and evaluate my work. If you are not 100% happy with what you purchase, I will refund your entire purchase price via PayPal. To access the video(s), begin the slideshow and click the image of the video player. A new window will open up taking you directly to the video.

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

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