"Over the Rainbow", Connected, level 3 – Picture This, December 2016
16 December 2016
Ms Maxwell sends her class on a treasure hunt. The students must use their prior knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum to find out how different types of energy can be used in their everyday lives.
Your students could research and discuss the technological products that have been developed using a scientific knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Discussion questions could include:
- What other technological knowledge would the technologists need to develop cell phones, radios, and televisions?
- What other knowledge bases would be useful for technologists developing solar panels or managing biosecurity of pests in produce imported into New Zealand?
- What impact have these technologies had on the social world and/or the natural world?
- How have these technological products changed over time?
You can find the article and the support materials here: Literacy Online, Instructional series search, "Over the Rainbow".
Other useful resources
Questions and answers about irradiation of fruit and vegetables
Indicators of progression for discussion starters
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