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
THIS BUNDLE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES SOLD IN MY STORE
Eye Anatomy & Dissection Instructions
Properties of Light: Reflection, Refraction, & Polarization
Lenses and Focal Length
Color Mixing and Filters
More Lenses & Optics
Seeing in 3D (Three Dimensions) Binocular vision
Red Sky at Night--A Science Experiment on Light for Middle School
Investigating UV Light
Art & History Connections: Light, Optics, & Color
LEARN TO USE SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT:
• Polarizing filters
• Diffraction grating
• Diverging and converging lenses
• Dissection tools
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.
To see all of the accompanying videos, click here:
Light, Optics, & Color Playlist
If you’d rather purchase smaller chunks from this unit, click here to see those:
TpT Store Light & Color Category
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.
3–5 weeks depending how much of the material you opt to do.
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