Continuous Spectrum: Definition & Overview


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Which of the following is not an example of a continuous spectrum?

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1. What kind of spectrum is the following image?

2. What kind of spectrum is the following image?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Become more familiar with the way scientists study light with our worksheet on the continuous spectrum. Make sure you can tell the spectrums apart, and then check your knowledge with our short, fun quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, make sure you study the following concepts:

  • Continuous spectrum
  • How to identify the spectrum depicted in a given image
  • The term for white light splitting into a rainbow upon hitting a prism

Skills Practiced

Use these materials to sharpen the following skills::

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different spectrums and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as spectrum and prism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of continuous spectrums

Additional Learning

There's a lot more to learn about the continuous spectrum. With the corresponding lesson, called Continuous Spectrum: Definition & Overview, you will learn how to:

  • List which waves on the electromagnetic spectrum are ionizing and which are not
  • Describe how scientists use spectrometers to study the sun
  • Differentiate between types of spectrums
  • Explain the phenomenon of rainbows