Explore the Electromagnetic Spectrum using images from astronomy from the radio to gamma ray. The main activity is a quiz involving matching up objects seen at different wavelengths. As optional extras, students can study one object in more detail through their own research and design a poster explaining the object.
Teacher resources (ppt) are available to explain the different regions of the spectrum in an astronomical context and can also cover themes such as black-body radiation (generally for 16-19 only). The main activity generally takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, and so fits nicely into a single lesson, although it can be expanded to a double lesson. It is also applicable for science clubs.
The activity uses Herschel Space Observatory as a case study to explain observations at other wavelengths.
Session is generally given by a researcher to a class or CPD teacher training session, so it can be given in person at later times by the teacher(s) in the classroom environment.
Please see also: chromoscope - see the universe in x-ray specs - http://www.chromoscope.net/