A. Energy is involved in all physical processes and is a unifying concept in many areas of science.
B. Energy exists in many forms and has the ability to do work or cause a change.
TEST ITEM SPECIFICATIONS
This benchmark may be assessed using:
- Clarification :
Students will identify, compare and/or contrast the variety of types of radiation present in radiation from the Sun.
Students will identify and/or compare characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Students will identify common uses and/or applications of electromagnetic waves.
- Content Limits :
Items may assess relative order of frequencies and wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum but will not require memorization of specific frequencies and wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.
Items will not address hazards of electromagnetic radiation.
Items will address only electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Items will not require calculations.
- Stimulus Attributes :
- Response Attributes :
- Prior Knowledge :
This benchmark grouping is foundational. These concepts have not been introduced in the NGSSS prior to this grade-level grouping.
SC.8.E.5.11 Identify and compare characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum such as wavelength, frequency, use, and hazards and recognize its application to an understanding of planetary images and satellite photographs.