Electromagnetic Radiation

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Light, X-rays and microwaves are all the same kind of thing - electromagnetic radiation

Light is a type of Electromagentic Radiation 

  • Light is a type of electromagnetic radiation (EM radiation)
  • Radiation is a transfer of energy. For example, sunlight is a transfer of energy from the sun to the Earth
  • Visible light (the colours if the rainbow, from red to violet) is just radition that our eues can detect
  • There are seven types of radition altogether, making up the electromagnetic spectrum:
    • Radio waves
    • Micro waves
    • Infrared
    • Visible light
    • Ultra violet
    • X-rays
    • Gamma rays

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