Microwave Oven Hotspots: Lesson for Kids


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Frequencies of electromagnetic waves are measured in cycles per second, or _____.

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1. An electromagnetic wave has a frequency of 3000 MHz, and is moving at the speed of light (approximately 299,800,000 m/s) - what is its wavelength (approximately)?

2. The electromagnetic waves in a microwave oven are created by the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set help you test your knowledge of microwaves. You will need to explain how the power of microwaves is measured.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll find out what you know about:

  • The unit used to measure the frequency of electromagnetic waves
  • How the waves in a microwave are created
  • Finding wavelength using frequency

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the microwave lesson
  • Problem solving - use what you learned to solve electromagnetic wave practice problems
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the unit used to measure frequency in electromagnetic waves

Additional Learning

For more information about this home appliance and how it works, read or watch the lesson titled Microwave Oven Hotspots: Lesson for Kids. You will learn about:

  • Materials that microwaves can penetrate
  • Where hotspots occur in the waves of a microwave
  • Experiments you can perform using a microwave oven