In this picture dictation activity, students use a range of skills to investigate some ways humans use the waves on the electromagnetic spectrum.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • discuss some ways in which humans use the various waves on the electromagnetic spectrum
  • understand what happens to the wavelength as we move through the electromagnetic spectrum from radio waves to gamma waves.

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  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • discussion questions
  • student handout.
    Published 21 July 2007, Updated 7 February 2013