HS-PS4-4: Absorption of Electromagnetic Radiation 

Evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials of the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the idea that photons associated with different frequencies of light have different energies, and the damage to living tissue from electromagnetic radiation depends on the energy of the radiation. Examples of published materials could include trade books, magazines, web resources, videos, and other passages that may reflect bias.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to qualitative descriptions.




Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


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Vocabulary

Electromagnetic radiation (e.g. radio, light, UV, X-ray, etc.)
Photon
Frequency
Thermal energy
Ionization
Absorption by matter
Cause and Effect


Learning Plans


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