Light, Color, & Optics: A Complete Unit Bundle for Middle School Science

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6th, 7th, 8th
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Do you know the three primary colors of light? Or how binocular vision works? Did you know that studying pinholes will help you understand the physics behind lenses? Watch your students become scientists as they dig into these fascinating questions.

A series of 20 science lab with additional supporting activities and materials comprise this comprehensive study of light and color for Middle School. Each of the labs has an accompanying video, which you or your students can watch to see how to work with the equipment. A few labs require special equipment, many do not.

Students in my classroom decide the order of the experiments they investigate (some experiments are required and others are optional). Videos are used both as introduction and explanation or review.


ITEMS UNIQUE TO THIS BUNDLED VERSION!!

• Dictations (Short paragraphs of important content to engage students)
• Concept Map
• Graphic Organizer
• Unit Review
• Teaching Philosophy
• Student Checklist

TOPICS ADDRESSED
• Pinholes
• Magnification
• Measuring focal length of a lens
• Demonstrating why Earth’s sky is blue
• Color mixing (additive and subtractive)
• How our eyes see color
• Why objects are the color they are
• Eye anatomy including dissection
• Optics involved in telescopes
• Binocular vision
• UV light
• Refraction
• Reflection
• Polarization

LEARN TO USE SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT:
• Polarizing filters
• Diffraction grating
• Diverging and converging lenses
• Dissection tools
• Spectroscopes


SOME OF THE SKILLS AND TASKS INVOLVED:
• Use pinholes to show image formation.
• Find the focal length of convergent lenses.
• Use pigments to show subtractive color mixing.
• Use colored lights to show additive color mixing.
• Visually recognize the difference between concave and convex lenses.
• Use laser pointers to show how light moves through various lenses.
• Draw ray diagrams to explain how pinholes work.
• Identify parts of the eye using specimens, models, and diagrams.
• Compare and contrast convex and concave mirrors and lenses.

VIDEO LINK
To see all of the accompanying videos, click here:
Light, Optics, & Color Playlist

OTHER RESOURCES
If you’d rather purchase smaller chunks from this unit, click here to see those:
TpT Store Light & Color Category

ANSWER KEYS
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.

TIME REQUIRED
3–5 weeks depending how much of the material you opt to do.

TERMS OF USE
Copyright © 2016 Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Photographs and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.
Total Pages
55
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Light, Color, & Optics: A Complete Unit Bundle for Middle
Light, Color, & Optics: A Complete Unit Bundle for Middle
Light, Color, & Optics: A Complete Unit Bundle for Middle
Light, Color, & Optics: A Complete Unit Bundle for Middle