# How do you read electromagnetic spectrum?

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## What are the 7 electromagnetic waves in order?

The electromagnetic spectrum includes, from longest wavelength to shortest: radio waves, microwaves, infrared, optical, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma-rays. To tour the electromagnetic spectrum, follow the links below!

## What electromagnetic spectrum tells us?

The electromagnetic spectrum describes all of the kinds of light, including those the human eye cannot see. In fact, most of the light in the universe is invisible to our eyes. The light we can see, made up of the individual colors of the rainbow, represents only a very small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

## What is the electromagnetic spectrum for dummies?

The electromagnetic spectrum is the term used by scientists to describe the entire range of light that exists. From radio waves to gamma rays, most of the light in the universe is, in fact, invisible to us! Light is a wave of alternating electric and magnetic fields.

## What color has the longest wavelength?

On one end of the spectrum is red light, with the longest wavelength. Blue or violet light has the shortest wavelength. White light is a combination of all colors in the color spectrum. It has all the colors of the rainbow.

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## What is the highest frequency color?

When it comes to visible light, the highest frequency color, which is violet, also has the most energy. The lowest frequency of visible light, which is red, has the least energy.

## How much of the spectrum can humans see?

The entire rainbow of radiation observable to the human eye only makes up a tiny portion of the electromagnetic spectrum – about 0.0035 percent. This range of wavelengths is known as visible light.

## How do you detect electromagnetic waves?

Detecting EM Waves

1. Conducting rods are good for detecting oscillating electric fields and conducting loops are good for detecting oscillating magnetic fields.
2. Conducting rods are good for detecting oscillating magnetic fields and conducting loops are good for detecting the oscillating electric fields.

## Which light has highest energy?

Gamma rays have the highest energies, the shortest wavelengths, and the highest frequencies.

## How are portions of the electromagnetic spectrum different?

The different types of radiation are defined by the the amount of energy found in the photons. Radio waves have photons with low energies, microwave photons have a little more energy than radio waves, infrared photons have still more, then visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, and, the most energetic of all, gamma-rays.

## Why does a banana appear yellow?

When a fruit comes into contact with ethylene gas, the acids in the fruit start to break down, it becomes softer, and the green chlorophyll pigments are broken up and replaced—in the case of bananas, with a yellow hue.

## Why is light white?

Objects appear different colours because they absorb some colours (wavelengths) and reflected or transmit other colours. … White objects appear white because they reflect all colours. Black objects absorb all colours so no light is reflected.

## Why is the sky blue?

The sky is blue due to a phenomenon called Raleigh scattering. This scattering refers to the scattering of electromagnetic radiation (of which light is a form) by particles of a much smaller wavelength. … These shorter wavelengths correspond to blue hues, hence why when we look at the sky, we see it as blue.