What is Light?


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Which of the following would carry the most energy?

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1. A photon is also known as a:

2. Which of these statements about electromagnetic radiation is correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet focuses on the composition and the attributes of electromagnetic radiation. In these practice materials, you will be tested on what photons are, how fast light travels, and aspects of frequency and wavelengths.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics students are assessed on in this quiz and worksheet combination include:

  • Identifying what type of light carries the most energy
  • Defining photon
  • The speed of light

Skills Practiced

Using these practice materials students can practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physical science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key aspects of electromagnetic radiation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about features of light

Additional Learning

To learn more about light and its features check out the related lesson called What is Light?. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Types of electromagnetic radiation
  • Light wavelengths
  • Frequency of waves
  • Light quantum