This comprehensive unit introduces students to wave energy in the form of light and sound. The unit begins with lessons relating to waves. Many hands on opportunities help students develop a strong understanding of necessary concepts.
This unit was designed to address several standards in the NGSS fourth grade curriculum: 4-PS3-2, 4-PS4-1, 4-PS4-2, and 4-LS1-2.
This unit is appropriate for grades 3-5
Here's a list of all that's included:
*Word Wall Cards and Activities: Word cards, definitions and suggested activities to reinforce key vocabulary from the unit.
*Good Vibrations: Students make a simple straw oboe to investigate vibrations and sound
*Waves: Students read about waves, study a diagram, and answer questions.
*Making Waves: Student use a jump rope to create waves with specific amplitudes and frequencies.
*What’s That Sound: Students make a simple kazoo and experiment with sound.
*Pan Pipes: Students make Pan Pipes out of straws.
*How Do Our Ears Hear? This informational reading passage, diagram, and questions is designed to explain how our ears process sound.
*Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Students investigate reflection of light using a mirror.
*How Does Light Travel? Students discover which materials are opaque, translucent, and transparent.
*Light Moves: Students investigate how light appears to bend as it enters different mediums such as water.
*Visible Spectrum: Students see “rainbows” on a CD and learn about the visible spectrum.
*How Do Eyes See? This informational reading passage, diagram, and questions is designed to explain how our eyes process light.
*Post Test and Grading Rubric
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