GCSE Physics P1 - Electromagnetic Spectrum
Complete lesson on Electromagnetic Spectrum/Uses/Risks with key content from AQA Physics.
This lesson covers the electromagnetic spectrum, waves uses, wave risk, order and size of waves and mobile risks.
Starter uses a fun riddle challenge which pupils enjoyed doing in Generating Electricity and so asked for another.
The lesson explores the spectrum by order of identities of waves, wavelength, frequency and energy.
A quick task on multipliers, standard form and prefixes helps pupils understand the notation commonly seen on the EM spectrum and also as questioned in exams.
A task gets pupils to explore different EM waves using information sheet for them to use to summarise key information. Then mobile phone risk is then discussed along with correlation and causation.
Plenary quick quiz and some exam style questions which can be used as mini plenaries to link to exams.

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  • P1.6-EM-Spectrum.pptx
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  • EM-waves-info-sheets.docx
  • Multipliers-Prefixes-WS.docx

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Created: Oct 6, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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