The Electromagnetic Spectrum CP5b SP5e Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Physics Light & The EM Spectrum

Full Lesson PowerPoint and resources to teach the GCSE 9-1 specification Physics lesson on The Electromagnetic Spectrum . It covers the groups of waves in the electromagnetic spectrum, colours of the visible spectrum, how the waves in the electromagnetic spectrum are grouped, use of standard form and the differences in the behaviour of waves in the different parts of the spectrum.

The resource is appropriate for Combined and Triple Science classes, Foundation and Higher tiers. (Note: the order and coding for combined and triple science are different, this is lesson 2 for Combined classes and lesson 5 for Triple classes ).

You can also download the FREE resource “GCSE Physics CP5 Light and the EM Spectrum Lesson outline and equipment list EDEXCEL 9-1” for this topic from my TES shop.
The FREE sample lesson “GCSE Physics Energy Stores and Transfers FULL LESSON (Edexcel 9-1 CP3a SP3a) Conservation of Energy” is also available to download from my TES shop.

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Created: Dec 31, 2017

Updated: Aug 1, 2018

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