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Science and Technology/Engineering
Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001

Physics, Grades 9 or 10

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Additional Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences and Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering are in Appendix III.

Electromagnetic Radiation

Broad Concept: Oscillating electric or magnetic fields can generate electromagnetic waves over a wide spectrum of energies.

6.1 Describe the electromagnetic spectrum in terms of wavelength and energy, and be able to identify specific regions such as visible light. *
6.2 Explain how the various wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum have many useful applications such as radio, television, microwave appliances, and cellular telephones.
6.3 Calculate the frequency and energy of an electromagnetic wave from the wavelength.
6.4 Recognize and explain the ways in which the direction of visible light can be changed.

Boldface type indicates core standards for full-year courses. An asterisk (*) indicates core standards for integrated courses.

Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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