The electromagnetic spectrum is the collective name of all the different frequencies and types of light or electromagnetic radiation. This electromagnetic spectrum word search has 27 hidden electromagnetic spectrum glossary terms.
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Electromagnetic Spectrum Word Search Glossary
Angstrom – A useful unit of measurement for wavelengths equal to 10-10 meters.
Blue – Range of wavelengths between 485 – 500 nanometers.
Color – The range of frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum visible to the human eye. The color range is between 380 and 740 nanometers.
Electromagnetic – the relationship between electric fields and magnetic fields. Electromagnetic waves are what makeup light.
Electron volt – a unit of energy equivalent to the amount of energy needed to move an electron through a potential difference of one volt.
1 eV = 1.6 x 10-19 J.
The electron volt is useful when describing atomic-level energy differences.
Energy – The ability to do work.
Frequency – Frequency is the number of times a point on a wave passes a fixed reference point in one second. The SI unit for frequency is the Hertz (Hz).
Gamma Ray – region at the extreme lower wavelength end of the spectrum or less than 10-12 m.
Green – Range of wavelengths between 500 – 565 nanometers.
Hertz – a unit of frequency equal to one wave cycle per second.
Indigo – Range of wavelengths between 450 – 485 nanometers.
Infrared – Range of wavelengths between 1 mm – 750 nanometers.
Light – Another name for the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Microwave – Range of wavelengths between 3 mm and 30 cm.
Orange – Range of wavelengths between 590 – 625 nanometers.
Radiation – The emission and propagation of energy in the form of waves, rays, or particles.
Radio – Range of wavelengths between 10 cm to 100,000 km.
Rainbow – color effect of rain or ice particles splitting white light into a colorful display. Also another name for the visible spectrum of light.
Red – Range of wavelengths between 625 – 740 nanometers.
Roy G Biv – mnemonic listing the order of colors in the visible spectrum. Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet.
Spectrum – A distribution range of wavelengths and frequencies.
Ultraviolet – Range of wavelengths between 10 and 400 nanometers.
Violet – Range of wavelengths between 380 – 450 nanometers.
Visible – Range of wavelengths visible to the human eye. Typically from 450 – 740 nanometers.
Wavelength – A property of a wave that is the distance between identical points between two successive waves.
X-ray – Range of wavelengths between 0.01 – 1.0 nanometers.
Yellow – Range of wavelengths between 565 – 590 nanometers.