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The Electromagnetic Spectrum 101

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    Read about the electromagnetic spectrum
    • Describe the each portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. 
    • How is each used in your everyday life?
    • How is each portion difference from one another?
    • How is electromagnetic radiation measured?
    • Why are telescopes put into orbit?
    • Define wavelenth, speed, wave and frequency.
    Work through the Doppler Effect interactive
    • Describe how the Doppler Effect works?
    • Why is the Doppler Effect used in astronomy?
    • How and why are absorption lines read?