What Are Gamma Rays? - Definition & Examples


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The waves in the electromagnetic spectrum with the highest frequencies are ______.

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1. Electromagnetic waves ______.

2. Which of the following does NOT produce gamma rays?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of things regarding electromagnetic spectrum, electromagnetic waves, gamma ray production, and gamma ray bursts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to be tested on things like:

  • Where gamma rays lie on the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Properties of electromagnetic waves
  • What produces gamma rays
  • Properties of gamma ray bursts
  • Similarities between electromagnetic and mechanical waves

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as electromagnetic and mechanical waves
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding wave frequencies
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of gamma rays

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about gamma rays, check out the accompanying lesson titled What Are Gamma Rays?-Definition & Examples. It covers things like:

  • The frequency of waves
  • Radioactive fallout
  • What a mechanical wave is
  • What an electromagnetic wave is