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Teaching the electromagnetic spectrum with the Invisible Universe GEMS guide
Author(s): Stephen M. Pompea; Constance E. Walker; Erika Offerdahl

Paper Abstract

A new teacher's guide in the Great Exploration in Math and Science series, titled “Invisible Universe” addresses teaching approaches for the subject area of the electromagnetic spectrum and the sources and detectors needed for different wavelengths. This guide contains inquiry-oriented activities about waves, different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the astronomical discoveries that can be made at each wavelength. As such it represents an integrated approach for this important optics subject matter area. Although the guide is written for teachers teaching grades 6-8 the activities can be used for high school and even college students.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 966325 (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2208491
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen M. Pompea, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Constance E. Walker, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Erika Offerdahl, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9663:
Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Barry L. Shoop; Grover Swartzlander Jr., Editor(s)

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