Potential Topics and Notes Guide

Day 1: Look at the list of topics above. Find a Reference Article using the resources below or a print encyclopedia and read some foundational information about your topic. You will have to decide on a topic today.


Gale – Science in Context: Login – Search your topic – Look for REFERENCE articles

World Book Online: Login – Search your topic


What Is Electromagnetic Radiation? – includes frequency and wavelength in image and text.

NASA: Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum – good information, easy to read

NOVA: A Self-Guided Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Scripps Institute of Oceanography: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Discovery Education:  The Electromagnetic Spectrum Tutorial

World Health Organization:  Electromagnetic fields

Center for Disease Control:  EMF (ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS)

Geology Labs: Seismic waves

USGS Powerpoint Seismic Waves

Citation that you can copy/paste into EasyBib:  Mooney, Walter D. “Seismic Waves: an introduction.” United States Geological Survey. Menlo Park, CA. 1989. Powerpoint. 


Day 2:  Begin note-taking.


Gale – Science in Context – try an advanced search with your wave type as the subject and a keyword (history, wavelength, benefit)

Gale – Student Resources in Context

SIRS Discoverer

EBSCOhost Web


Day 3: Create a Slideshow that explains your wave AND answers the question: What would life be like without this wave?