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.
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
, and Heat 1
or Heat 2
The activities use materials* that you can collect locally.
Thanks for visiting my Simply Science store. Please take a moment to leave a comment when you purchase a product.
– • – ♥ – • –
Differentiate for your math students with simple, fun games in our Simply Math store.
– • – ♥ – ♥ – ♥ – • –
Click on the ★ next to the name of my store to follow me and find out about sales and new products.
– • – • – ♥ – ♥ – ♥ – • – • –
Visit my blog to find resources for new teachers and "I'd like to teach more science" teachers!
* Materials List: sheet of plastic, sheet of wax paper, large spoon, flexible mirrors, flashlight, construction paper, large zip bag, plastic cups, pencils, index cards.