The Electromagnetic Spectrum Video Lessons

Concept

# Problem: Part AWhich of the following forms of light can be observed with telescopes at sea level?Select all that apply.(a) X rays(b) ultraviolet light(c) visible light(d) Infrared light(e) radio wavesPart BIf our eyes were sensitive only to X rays, the world would appear __________Mark one answera) gray, black, and white like a medical X-rayb) brighter than normal because X-rays carry more energy than visible light photonsc) dark because X-ray light does not reach Earth’ssurfaced) green, yellow, and orange, because those are the colors of X-rays.Part CIf you had only one telescope and wanted to take both visible-light and ultraviolet pictures of stars, where should you locate your telescope?a)on Earth’s surfaceb)on a tall mountainc)in an airplaned)in space

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We are required to apply our knowledge of the ability of electromagnetic waves to pass through the earth's atmosphere.

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Part A

Which of the following forms of light can be observed with telescopes at sea level?
Select all that apply.
(a) X rays
(b) ultraviolet light
(c) visible light
(d) Infrared light

Part B
If our eyes were sensitive only to X rays, the world would appear __________

a) gray, black, and white like a medical X-ray
b) brighter than normal because X-rays carry more energy than visible light photons
c) dark because X-ray light does not reach Earth’ssurface
d) green, yellow, and orange, because those are the colors of X-rays.

Part C

If you had only one telescope and wanted to take both visible-light and ultraviolet pictures of stars, where should you locate your telescope?

a)on Earth’s surface
b)on a tall mountain
c)in an airplane
d)in space