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Elementary Physics – Light

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Classify materials as transparent, translucent, or opaque. Observe light reflect from one, two, or three flat mirrors and curved surfaces (a spoon!). Test to see how light refracts through water in a zip bag or a plastic cup.

Watch a short video that gives you a quick overview of the resources and activities in each of the three lessons.

Read three short texts (Light Through Materials, Light Reflects, and Light Refracts) each written at three reading levels. You can be print the texts with color images or with blackline images for students to color. The texts have been recorded for students who benefit from hearing the information. The struggling reader and the grade-level reader versions of the texts have been translated into Spanish. Videos of the activities and eight teacher presentations make it easy to introduce light to your students.

This lesson is part of a series about physics including: Energy, Light, Sound, Electricity, and Heat 1 or Heat 2.

The activities use materials* that you can collect locally.

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* Materials List: sheet of plastic, sheet of wax paper, large spoon, flexible mirrors, flashlight, construction paper, large zip bag, plastic cups, pencils, index cards.
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