a. What type of wave is a microwave?
Describe the properties of these waves.
b. What is the wavelength of a microwave?
Where do they fit on the electromagnetic spectrum?
c. What types of molecules absorb microwaves? How does a microwave oven work?
d. Are microwaves harmful? Do microwaves penetrate outside of the oven? Why or why not?
e. There is a common belief that you can "explode" a living creature by cooking it in the microwave. Based on your research of microwaves, is this a valid belief? Why or why not?