# Light and Waves Objectives ```Light and Waves Objectives
1. Identify the characteristics of a transverse wave: label the crest, trough, wavelength, equilibrium line,
and amplitude.
2. Compare light waves, water waves and sound waves.
3. Identify the 2 ways light behaves.
4. Identify how the electric field and magnetic field intertwined.
5. Identify what a photon is and describe how the energy of a photon is related to frequency.
6. Compare the velocity, wavelength and frequency of the different forms of electromagnetic radiation.
7. List the types of electromagnetic radiation (Gamma ray → radio wave), describe the relationship of
frequency and wavelength in comparison to the spectrum and identify whether the EM type penetrates
Earth’s atmosphere.
8. Describe what happens when white light goes through a prism.
9. List the colors of the visible portion of the electromagnetic radiation, describe the relationship of
frequency and wavelength in comparison to the colors.
10. Describe the Doppler Effect. Compare red shift and blue shift.
11. Identify the characteristics that spectral lines can help astronomers learn about an object.
12. Draw and describe a blackbody radiation curve.
13. Describe the 2 Radiation Laws (Wien’s and Stefan’s). Identify the formulas and what they mean.
14. Describe the 3 types of spectra (Kircchoff’s Laws). Identify what causes each type of spectrum.
15. Define the following vocabulary terms and include any formulas that may pertain to them.
a. Electromagnetic
d. Period
h. Medium
e. Wave velocity
i. Temperature
b. Frequency
f. Diffraction
j. Intensity
c. Wavelength
g. Interference
k. Absolute Zero
Light and Waves Objectives
1. Identify the characteristics of a transverse wave: label the crest, trough, wavelength, equilibrium line,
and amplitude.
2. Compare light waves, water waves and sound waves.
3. Identify the 2 ways light behaves.
4. Identify how the electric field and magnetic field intertwined.
5. Identify what a photon is and describe how the energy of a photon is related to frequency.
6. Compare the velocity, wavelength and frequency of the different forms of electromagnetic radiation.
7. List the types of electromagnetic radiation (Gamma ray → radio wave), describe the relationship of
frequency and wavelength in comparison to the spectrum and identify whether the EM type penetrates
Earth’s atmosphere.
8. Describe what happens when white light goes through a prism.
9. List the colors of the visible portion of the electromagnetic radiation, describe the relationship of
frequency and wavelength in comparison to the colors.
10. Describe the Doppler Effect. Compare red shift and blue shift.
11. Identify the characteristics that spectral lines can help astronomers learn about an object.
12. Draw and describe a blackbody radiation curve.
13. Describe the 2 Radiation Laws (Wien’s and Stefan’s). Identify the formulas and what they mean.
14. Describe the 3 types of spectra (Kircchoff’s Laws). Identify what causes each type of spectrum.
15. Define the following vocabulary terms and include any formulas that may pertain to them.
a. Electromagnetic
d. Period
h. Medium