Information Technologies and Instrumentation Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn that digitalized information can be transmitted over long distances without significant degradation. Information Technologies and Instrumentation learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.
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Engineers design new technologies and instruments that use electromagnetic radiation to extend what can be seen in the world around us. Digitalized information can be stored for future recovery or transmitted over long distances without significant degradation. High-tech devices, such as computers and cell phones, can receive and decode digitalized information. Different types of electromagnetic radiation, such as radio waves and microwaves, can carry digital signals that transmit information from one place to another.
Light rays typically travel in a straight line until they strike an object. When light travels from one medium to another, it can bend and change directions; this is called refraction. Lenses can be used to bend, or refract, beams of light. Lenses can be used singly or in combination to build microscopes that magnify objects too small to be seen with the naked eye. Lenses can be used singly or in combination to build telescopes that magnify objects too far away to be seen with the naked eye. Light energy is used in many different common applications.
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