Do you need differentiated Electromagnetic Spectrum stations activities for your Properties of Waves unit? Perfect for a middle school physical science class studying the Electromagnetic Spectrum. This resource will help you reach and assess your students in a multitude of ways. This resource includes 7 stations with minimal prep involved. There is a printable version, editable PowerPoint version and a Digital Google Slides™ version that will help you save on time and paper!
The 7 types of stations include:
1. Discover – Students will research how the electromagnetic spectrum is used to perform research on space. Tools included are spectrometers, radio telescopes and satellites.
2. Observe – Students will watch a video by NASA to learn about how Hubble telescope images are created.
3. Experiment – Students will perform a mini experiment using UV beads and a UV flashlight.
4. Write – Students will explain their answers in 2-3 sentences.
5. Create – Students will create their own graphic organizer that shows how each portion of the EM Spectrum is represented in real life.
6. Sort – Students will sort examples of the electromagnetic spectrum used in technology and in the environment.
7. Quiz – Students will answer a mix of 8 true/false, multiple choice and short answer questions.
*Each station should take students between 8-10 minutes to complete.*
The RESOURCE includes:
- Digital Google Slides™ link to perform stations online.
- Printable version of stations in color and black/white
- Editable PowerPoint version of stations.
⭐ Radio waves
⭐ Visible Light
⭐ Gamma Rays
⭐ what role does the sun play?
*Please note that the instructions for stations are editable but clip art, special fonts and formatting are not.*
Check out these Properties of Waves Stations if you’re looking for more stations for your waves unit!
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