This Electromagnetic Spectrum Unit bundle contains a PowerPoint, Cornell notes style Guided Notes, Assessment, self-grading task cards, choice board, warm ups, print activities and and digital interactive lessons that can all be used with Google slides or Google forms! This is perfect for a middle school physical science class learning about the EM spectrum.
⭐ What is electromagnetic radiation?
⭐ What is the electromagnetic spectrum?
⭐ Radio waves
⭐ Visible Light
⭐ What determines the color of light?
⭐ Gamma Rays
⭐ what role does the sun play?
Included in the Electromagnetic Spectrum Unit Bundle:
1. PowerPoint, Guided Notes and Assessment
Do you need a resource to introduce he electromagnetic spectrum? This resource contains a PowerPoint lesson with Cornell notes style guided notes and an assessment that all tie together. This resource is excellent for traditional and digital interactive science notebooks. The PowerPoint and guided notes are also included in Google Slides which make this a perfect digital resource for online learning! There is also a self-grading Google Forms assessment. This is a no prep resource!
The PowerPoint Lesson and guided notes are broken up into 4 different parts:
❔ Engage: This is a question that is used to get students thinking and engaged before the lesson begins. They answer the question in their guided notes.
☑ Checkpoints: These are questions throughout the lesson that assess what students are learning as they go through. The student’s answer these questions in their guided notes. Answer key is included in the PowerPoint.
↵ Bringing it Back: This final question wraps up the lesson by tying student’s new knowledge with the engagement piece.
✐Summarize! Students can summarize their learning by writing, drawing or both.
All links for the Google Slides and Google Forms are included in the resource.
The PowerPoint is editable. The titles, images and clip art are not editable.
The Cornell style guided notes follow along with the lesson. This allows the students to go through the lesson with the class as the teacher goes through the slides or they can fill it out independently if they are using the PowerPoint digitally. All the text aside from the title and cover page are editable.
Includes two cover pages for interactive notebook booklets. One in color and one in black and white.
The Google Slides version of the notes includes text boxes for students to add in their own text. A Google Slides “toolbox” is included for students to reference to for changing fonts, adding images, drawings, etc. There are even drag and drop highlighter marks for students to make their notes more interactive.
*There is an included answer key for the guided notes to be easily printed and added to a teacher’s copy of an interactive science notebook.
The assessment contains 20 questions with a mix of vocabulary matching, short answer and multiple choice questions. An answer key is included. Everything is editable except for the title and any included clip art lip art.
A Google Slides version is included as well as a self-grading Google Forms version. The links are included in the resource.
2. Warm ups
2 weeks of editable warm up slides, digital or print versions are perfect for an electromagnetic spectrum unit in your classroom with no prep! Everything is also available in the resource for distance learning with digital versions in google slides. Use these as bellringers to get your students ready for the day!
Included in this resource:
✅ 2 weeks of warm ups (10 total).
✅ 3 editable templates to fit the needs of you and your students
✅ PowerPoint Slides with the questions to project for your students
✅ Answer key
3. Task Cards
These 24 Electromagnetic Spectrum editable task cards can be used in a classroom or digitally for distance learning through Google Forms with no prep and they are self grading! They can be easily printed, cut and laminated for use in the classroom with a ready-to-print student answer sheet.
Review vocabulary related to the EM Spectrum as well as key information.
The link for Google Forms is available in the resource. An answer key in included in the resource and in Google Forms.
Task cards can be printed 1 per page or 4 per page. The answer sheet can be printed 1 per page or 2 per page to save paper. I typically print 2 per page so they’re perfect for gluing into interactive notebooks.
The text is editable in each task card but the titles and clip art are not editable.
4. Digital Google Slides Digital and Print Activities
This is a print and digital resource that uses Google Slides. There are 6 interactive activities to review the electromagnetic spectrum such as the parts, vocabulary, frequencies, wavelengths, real-world application and more. These can be used as online stations, an activity for early finishers, homework or for review in the classroom. Perfect for distance learning!
Students will practice vocabulary skills, make real-world connections and review concepts.
The activities include either drag and drop or short answer text. Watch the preview video to get a better idea of how each slide works.
The slides are not editable. An answer key is included in the PDF as well as the Google Slides link.
5. Choice Board
Students have options in how they apply their knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum through choice. There is differentiation with the activities so students can have autonomy with their learning and presentation of knowledge. They will demonstrate knowledge of the EM spectrum, it’s parts and how it’s arranged.
This choice board is editable to suit the needs of you and your students. Students can also submit most of the activities digitally through Google Classroom or Canvas. The title and clip art are not editable.
General teacher directions and the choice board are included in PowerPoint format for easy editing. There are no rubrics included within the resource for their individual choice activities.
✅ Writing a story or children’s book
✅ Researching auroras or space technology
✅ Recording a podcast
✅ Teaching a lesson
✅ Presentation or Poster
✅ Recording a video diary
✅ and more!
6. Electromagnetic Spectrum Stations
Do you need differentiated EM 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 the Waves bundle to get more resources on waves.
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