Light Waves: Definition, Types & Uses


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Which of the following kinds of waves is most commonly used to cook food?

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1. Which of the following waves is used most in telecommunications?

2. Which of the following kinds of electromagnetic waves has the HIGHEST energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you gauge your knowledge of light waves and traits they possess. Waves you will be assessed on include microwaves and electromagnetic waves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you test your knowledge on:

  • Radio waves
  • Microwaves
  • Uses of infrared waves
  • Gamma rays
  • X-rays

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding microwaves and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about waves used in telecommunications
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on light waves

Additional Learning

To learn more about light waves, review the accompanying lesson titled Light Waves: Definition, Types & Uses. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify characteristics of light waves
  • Examine waves on the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Review different types of light waves