Visible Spectrum: Definition, Wavelengths & Colors


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What is the visible spectrum?

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1. Which is not a color of the visible spectrum?

2. The different colors of the visible spectrum each have a different range in the overall electromagnetic spectrum called what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo measures your knowledge of the visible light spectrum and people's perceptions of light. The assessment helps students understand particular portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessments found here will test your ability to:

  • Know how different wavelengths affect color
  • Identify the range of the visible spectrum in terms of nanometers
  • Explain why the sky appears blue

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important concepts, such as visible spectrum and electromagnetic waves
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained concerning the range of wavelengths on the visible spectrum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about colors found and not found within the visible spectrum

Additional Learning

To learn more about the visible spectrum, review the corresponding lesson, Visible Spectrum: Definition, Wavelengths & Colors. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how different wavelengths affect the perception of color
  • Define the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Know why we perceive some objects as specific colors