Microwave Mysteries

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Susan Stalte Microwave Mysteries: Beep, Zap, Defrost Learning Seed 201 Five Facts from the video: The Raytheon company created the first made microwave ovens in 1947 Most glass, ceramics, and plastics do not absorb microwaves. Water, fats, and sugar do absorb microwaves, (which is how food is cooked) Microwaves are always released at full power Power levels are about time, not power The higher the wattage, the more microwaves are created Five terms and their definitions: Magnetron: create radio wave signals in radar Microwaves: electromagnetic waves, similar to radio and signals Magnetron tube: converts high voltage into very short waves of electromagnetic energy (creates microwaves) Hot spots: moisture and sugar rich areas that heat up faster Erupting: When a liquid is heated beyond its boiling point and violently boils over
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Unformatted text preview: Would you recommend the video? I would definitely recommend this video to a friend! The title may sound silly at first, but it actually is quite interesting. Before watching the film, I had no idea that microwaves did not exist until 1947. I was presuming that theyve been around for a lot longer! It was also nice to learn the actual definitions of things that I, myself, have experienced. For example, after microwaving a jelly donut, its common that the jelly filling will turn out hotter than the rest of the donut. This has happened numerous times to me, so I was interested to learn that the term hot spots directly applies to this situation. All in all, I found this video to be extremely informational, and feel as if itd be beneficial to any person commonly working in the kitchen....
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course ENGLISH 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Montgomery CC.

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