Light Energy Unit: Hands-on Science Stations, Activities, Review & Assessment

Light Energy Unit: Hands-on Science Stations, Activities, Review & Assessment
Light Energy Unit: Hands-on Science Stations, Activities, Review & Assessment
Light Energy Unit: Hands-on Science Stations, Activities, Review & Assessment
Light Energy Unit: Hands-on Science Stations, Activities, Review & Assessment
Light Energy Unit: Hands-on Science Stations, Activities, Review & Assessment
Light Energy Unit: Hands-on Science Stations, Activities, Review & Assessment
Light Energy Unit: Hands-on Science Stations, Activities, Review & Assessment
Light Energy Unit: Hands-on Science Stations, Activities, Review & Assessment
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NGSS4-PS3-2
NGSS4-PS4-2
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Shine some light on your science curriculum! Kids move through five sets of hands-on stations. This energy unit includes lesson plans, lab sheets, video links, flash cards, review sheet, assessment, and extension activities.

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these activities are classroom-tested and kid-approved. Students explore scientific concepts through hands-on exploration. Then they make their own generalizations. A set of video links allows further exploration and clarifies concepts.

Basic Concepts Explored:

  • How Does Light Travel?
  • Which Materials Are Transparent, Translucent, and Opaque?
  • Which Materials Reflect?
  • What Is Refraction?
  • What Is Color?

For each guiding question, students conduct two or three simple (but powerful) experiments and make generalizations. Most materials are commonly found in the classroom. (See the preview for the entire list.)

Extensions:

This resource now includes five engaging extension activities. Your students will love exploring colors and shadows with these active learning experiences. Color photographs make it easy for teachers to set up stations, activities, and experiments.

  • Use scientific inquiry to make white light with flashlights and colored cellophane.
  • Tape construction paper in primary colors to a CD and spin it.
  • Use washable markers to draw circles on coffee filters. Then they dip the filter in water to see what happens. Using a fair test brings added value to this chromatography activity.
  • Make animal shape shadows with your hands.
  • Explore shadows and the position of the sun. Students draw one another's shadows every few hours. For more fun, play shadow tag!

Enjoy!

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I'm committed to continual improvement. This unit was updated and enhanced on November 11, 2019.

Indiana Academic Standards for Science 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.1.6

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NGSS4-PS3-2
Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of energy.
NGSS4-PS4-2
Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen. Assessment does not include knowledge of specific colors reflected and seen, the cellular mechanisms of vision, or how the retina works.
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2 Weeks
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