Explain that the quantity of radiant energy delivered to a surface every second can be viewed in two different ways. Use the concept of waves to describe that the energy delivered by electromagnetic radiation depends on the amplitude and frequency of the electromagnetic waves. Use the particle model of electromagnetic radiation (energy is carried by packets of electromagnetic energy called photons) to explain that the radiant energy delivered depends on the frequency of the radiation and the number of packets striking the surface per second.
Science is a human endeavor involving knowledge learned through inquiring about the natural world. Scientific claims are evaluated and knowledge changes as a result of using the abilities and understandings of inquiry. The pursuit of scientific knowledge is a continuous process involving diverse people throughout history. The practice of science and the development of technology are critical pursuits of our society.
Scientific inquiry involves asking scientifically-oriented questions, collecting evidence, forming explanations, connecting explanations to scientific knowledge and theory, and communicating and justifying the explanation.