Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties


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On the electromagnetic spectrum, the waves with the highest frequencies have the smallest

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1. The waves with the largest wavelengths are which type of waves?

2. Which type of medium do Electromagnetic waves need to travel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several different types of electromagnetic waves, and you'll get a chance to review all of them by reading over the worksheet and taking the quiz. You'll be tested on how well you understand the electromagnetic spectrum and the ways these waves are utilized in technology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Read over the worksheet to study:

  • The definition of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • The relationship between electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Wavelengths and how they affect frequency

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills while studying this quiz/worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related electromagnetic wave lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding wavelengths and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the electromagnetic spectrum

Additional Learning

If you want to study more, look over the accompanying lesson Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties. In that lesson, you'll review the following objectives:

  • Cover the traits of electromagnetic waves
  • Review types of electromagnetic waves
  • Describe how electromagnetic waves are used in technologies
  • Define the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Explain the relationship between wavelengths and frequency