This product is an investigation into the Next Generation Science Standard of Waves: Light and Sound (1-PS4-3). It is an excellent investigation that encourages students to experiment with light and experience first hand the effect of placing objects made of different materials in a beam of light. This package includes the scientific method poster (to guide your investigation), the question/inquiries specific to this standard, research clip art to help students visualize the different resources available, answer/hypothesis statements based on the question, worksheets to help students understand the effects of light and communicate the resultless to their peers, and data collection charts to record the results of the investigation. Also included is a list of the Next Generation Science Standards with the standard this investigation covers highlighted. All you need to supply is the students and the materials. It’s as easy as 1 2 3… ,ready…set…let’s grow!