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What's the frequency, Roy G. Biv?

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This lesson is based on the concepts of frequency and wavelength, how they relate to each other, and how they correlate with the colors of the visible spectrum. The students will examine these concepts through a hands-on lab that involves measuring and timing "wavelengths" by pulling adding machine tape through a simple, student-made apparatus. This lab is also followed up with critical thinking and performance assessment style questions.

A Lesson Plan by:

Kara C. Granger
Maria Carillo High School
Santa Rosa, CA

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