Types of electromagnetic radiation


Place the different forms of electromagnetic radiation in order from the highest energy to the lowest energy, from the rays that are most damaging and have a short wavelength to the rays that are the least damaging and have a long wavelength.

1 Visible light which is the only part that our eyes can detect.
2 Microwaves are longer than infra -red but have less energy.
3 Gamma rays come from nuclear explosions and are very damaging to humans.
4 X-rays can also damage humans and cause cancer.
5 Radio waves are long waves that can penetrate the atmosphere.
6 Infra-red which we can feel but not see.
7 Ultraviolet is next in line and can cause damage to your skin and eyes.