EM Spectrum Discoveries

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Discovery of Infrared Radiation

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In this activity, students will look at how some of these different EM waves were discovered. They will create a narrative storyboard of how the discovery was made. This activity will get your students hooked on learning about some of the great stories about scientific discovery. Allowing them to select which part of the EM spectrum they want to research will allow them to take ownership over their work.

Suggested Key EM Spectrum Discoveries

  • William Herschel and infrared
  • Johann Ritter and UV
  • Wilhelm Röntgen and X-rays
  • Paul Villard and gamma rays
  • Isaac Newton’s experiments with the nature of colored light


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Student Instructions

Retell the story of how one part of the EM spectrum was discovered using a narrative storyboard.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Research the story of how your chosen wave was discovered and who discovered it.
  3. Retell the story using a narrative storyboard.
  4. Add a description to the cells to explain the illustrations.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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