What is Visible Light? - Wavelength & Spectrum


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1. Which color has the highest frequency?

2. Which color has the shortest wavelength?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Visible light involves the frequencies and wavelengths of light that determine the colors we see. Some of the information you'll be assessed on related to visible light includes identifying the color with the highest frequency as well as the color with the shortest wavelength.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The correspondence between frequency and wavelength
  • The color with the highest frequency
  • The shortest wavelength color
  • Characteristics of wavelength ranges

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on visible light properties
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the relationship between visible light's frequency and its wavelength in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the color with the highest frequency and the color with the shortest wavelength
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of wavelength ranges

Additional Learning

To learn more about light, review the accompanying lesson on What is Visible Light? - Wavelength & Spectrum. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe visible light
  • Compare electromagnetic waves to visible light
  • Detail how visible light fits into the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Explain the relationship between a color's wavelength and its frequency