White Light: Definition, Source & Spectrum


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Which of the following belong to the electromagnetic spectrum?

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1. Which of the following best describes the reason we have the color white?

2. Which of the following is NOT a source of white light?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Have you ever wondered how we are able to see colors? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of white light. These quiz questions will test you on sources of white light and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The reason we have the color white
  • How we are able to see the color blue
  • Types of electromagnetic waves that belong to the electromagnetic spectrum

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how we see the colors blue and white and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sources of white light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the electromagnetic spectrum

Additional Learning

Learn more about white light by reviewing the accompanying lesson, White Light: Definition, Source & Spectrum. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define white light
  • Identify the wavelengths for the colors in a rainbow
  • Understand how a prism works