The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Energy

Lesson Objectives
To describe the electromagnetic spectrum, the methods by which energy interacts with matter, and how the preceding both allow and affect remote sensing.

Prep Item
Ask students to come up with three examples of how the different ways energy (light) interacts with matter allows us to derive information from from our world. Discuss during class.

Readings
Campbell's Introduction to Remote Sensing Fifth Edition, pp. 31-55
Youtube videos on EM spectrum:

Powerpoint Slides
Slides introducing the EM spectrum, radiation, and energy-matter interactions