Age range: 11-14 | 14-16
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D&T
  • Physics

Wireless 2

Annotate a diagram to show what electromagnetic radiation can penetrate the atmosphere

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In this activity students study data and annotate a diagram to show what electromagnetic radiation can penetrate the atmosphere. They learn about the visible/infrared window and a microwave/short wave radio window.

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