# What are the 7 main parts of the electromagnetic spectrum?

## What are the 7 main parts of the electromagnetic spectrum?

In order from highest to lowest energy, the sections of the EM spectrum are named: gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, infrared radiation, and radio waves. Microwaves (like the ones used in microwave ovens) are a subsection of the radio wave segment of the EM spectrum.

## How do you explain wavelength to kids?

Wavelength is the measured distance between two identical points on two back-to-back waves. Thinking back to our ocean example, to measure the wavelength we would measure the distance between two back-to-back crests, or we could measure the distance between two troughs, which are the lowest part of a wave.

How do you explain the color spectrum to a child?

The visible spectrum is always the same for a rainbow or the separated light from a prism. The order of colors is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. A fun way to remember this is by using the first letter in each color in order to spell out the name ROY G. BIV.

### What is an electromagnetic wave kids definition?

Electromagnetic waves are a form of energy waves that have both an electric and magnetic field. Electromagnetic waves are different from mechanical waves in that they can transmit energy and travel through a vacuum. Electromagnetic waves are classified according to their frequency.

### What is the acronym used to remember the entire electromagnetic spectrum?

A common acronym used to remember the order of colors in the visible spectrum is ROY G BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet).

How do you remember types of waves?

So from lowest to highest frequency we have radio waves, microwaves, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, and gamma rays. Are mneumonic is: Raging Martians Invaded Venus Using X-ray Guns. So you can use that to help you memorize the order of the electromagnetic spectrum.