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The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

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Which of the following is NOT a pure spectral color?

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1. The visible light spectrum sits between the _____ and _____ regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

2. As the frequencies of the pure spectral colors increase, the wavelengths of the colors:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the characteristics of light. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the location of the visible light spectrum within the electromagnetic spectrum as well as the correlation of frequencies of pure spectral colors to their wavelengths.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Pure spectral colors
  • The location of the visible light spectrum within the electromagnetic spectrum
  • The correlation of frequencies of pure spectral colors to their wavelengths
  • Arranging six spectral colors in order of increasing frequency
  • Sources of visible light

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the visible light spectrum and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding pure spectral color
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the electromagnetic spectrum

Additional Learning

Read the related lesson, The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency, for more information. The lesson has these objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the visible light spectrum and the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Define the term 'pure spectral color' and list the six main groups of spectral colors
  • Describe white light
  • Explain the process by which we perceive light and color
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