Flashcards in Topic 2 Deck (4)
What is the visible light order?
Red (longest wavelength, lowest frequency)
Violet (shortest wavelength, highest frequency)
What is the order of the wavelengths within the spectrums group names?
(In order) Gamma rays X-Rays Ultra-violet rays (UV) Infrared Microwaves Radio waves
What dangers does infrared radiation have?
Too much IR can damage or destroy cells, which can burn the skin.
What dangers do UV radiation have?
- Sunlight contains UV, which carries more energy than visible light.
- The energy transferred by UV to our cells can damage their DNA.
- Too much exposure to sunlight, can cause skin cancer.
- Can damage our eyes.