Electromagnetic Radiation – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the lesson Electromagnetic Radiation.

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electromagnetic radiation worksheet


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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Definition of an electromagnetic wave
  • Properties of electromagnetic waves
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • Radio waves
  • Microwaves
  • Infrared light
  • Visible light
  • Ultraviolet light
  • X-rays
  • Gamma rays
  • Ionising and non-ionising radiation
  • Natural sources of electromagnetic radiation
  • Practical applications of electromagnetic radiation
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Cloze activity (fill in the blanks).
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Topics for further research.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 9 Science curriculum.
  • 6 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Describe an electromagnetic wave.
  • ☑   Describe the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • ☑   List the different types of electromagnetic radiation.
  • ☑   Distinguish between ionising and non-ionising radiation.
  • ☑   Give examples of natural sources of the different types of electromagnetic radiation.
  • ☑   Give examples of practical applications of the different types of electromagnetic radiation.


This resource is also included in the Year 9 Physics PDF Workbook.


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