The student will investigate and construct explanations regarding the uses and applications of the electromagnetic spectrum. Students will investigate the various types of electromagnetic radiation with the use of a graphic organizer and create a foldable to represent the EM spectrum, including the types, uses, and applications.
3-4 students, individual
3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.2, 5.2, 5.7, 5.8, 7.3
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||10 min||5.2||Internet, SmartBoard, Student Computer||1||Student will explore a satellite photograph and see a visual representation of 8 different wavelengths.|
|Explore||10 min||3.3||none||3||Students will use a card sort to determine the different parts of the EM spectrum and will use their graphic organizer to explain the differences within the spectrum.|
|Explain||10-15 min||7.3||none||2||Through a series of guided questions students will describe the electromagnetic spectrum.|
|Expand||30 min||3.4, 4.2, 5.7, 5.8||none||3||Students will use their correctly matched and ordered cards to select and create a model that is useful for understanding the electromagnetic spectrum.|
|Evaluate||15 min||3.3, 3.6||none||1||Students will complete a short quiz to check for understanding.|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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