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This textbook chapter traces the historical development of the modern scientific understanding of light, and reviews the electromagnetic spectrum and the Earth's atmospheric shield. The resource includes links to current news articles, and a suite of pre- and post-unit assessments. A teacher's guide supports classroom use. This is the fifth chapter in the unit, Energy Flow, exploring the flow of energy through the atmosphere, oceans, land, and living things over short and long timescales. The resource is part of Global System Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

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    Space Science,Informal Education,Physical sciences:Electricity and magnetism,Ultraviolet radiation,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Longwave radiation,Aurora,Earth system science,Physical sciences:Light and optics,Atmospheric science,High School,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Earth's energy budget,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123650760T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,Geoscience,Physics,Photons,Earth Science

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    English

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