NGSS Waves Reflected Absorbed Transmitted Modeling Sunglasses MS-PS4-2

NGSS Waves Reflected Absorbed Transmitted Modeling Sunglasses MS-PS4-2
NGSS Waves Reflected Absorbed Transmitted Modeling Sunglasses MS-PS4-2
NGSS Waves Reflected Absorbed Transmitted Modeling Sunglasses MS-PS4-2
NGSS Waves Reflected Absorbed Transmitted Modeling Sunglasses MS-PS4-2
NGSS Waves Reflected Absorbed Transmitted Modeling Sunglasses MS-PS4-2
NGSS Waves Reflected Absorbed Transmitted Modeling Sunglasses MS-PS4-2
NGSS Waves Reflected Absorbed Transmitted Modeling Sunglasses MS-PS4-2
NGSS Waves Reflected Absorbed Transmitted Modeling Sunglasses MS-PS4-2
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NEW PRODUCT! This engaging, four-day lesson is phenomenon-based, involves easy-to-gather prep materials, and is completely aligned with the NGSS Waves Performance Expectation MS-PS4-2 Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. This activity focuses specifically on how regular sunglasses reflect and transmit visible light and how the amplitude of electromagnetic waves is lowered when passing through dark sunglasses. The phenomenon that is explored is that you are able to see out of the sunglasses, but others can only see their reflection in your sunglasses as well as objects in the background.

Students:

  • draw an initial model (diagram) of how they think regular, reflective sunglasses work (not prescription or polarized)
  • participate in a 6 station rotation with their groups to gather evidence about reflection, transmission, how light travels, brightness/amplitude, and more (see stations overview below) to help make sense of the phenomenon
  • read more information about each topic using provided worksheet
  • reflect on what they learned by drawing a simple, final model explaining how sunglasses work (changes the amplitude of visible light)

It is helpful if students are familiar with amplitude, frequency, and wavelength as investigated and learned in MS-PS4-1, but not required. You can see below for resources for that Performance Expectation.

Included in this resource:

  1. Student friendly worksheets
  2. 6 engaging stations with easy prep materials
  3. Initial Model and Final Model
  4. Materials List
  5. Lesson Plan and Overview
  6. Teacher Tips
  7. Answer Key
  8. Ideas for differentiation
  9. Rubric for easy grading!

Stations Overview:

Station 1 – Shadows – Students make shadows with paper to gather evidence about how light travels in a straight line from its source.

Station 2 – Makin’ Waves – Students try to avoid making water waves to gather evidence about how waves carry energy and not matter.

Station 3 – Light Interactions – Students make observations on how light interacts with different matter to gather evidence about how light reflects/absorbs/transmits.

Station 4 – Type of Waves – Students perform a simple test and read an information card to understand that sound requires a medium while light does not, so light waves are electromagnetic.

Station 5 – Bending Light – Students observe a pencil in water and learn about refraction to determine light is not bending when looking through regular sunglasses.

Station 6 – Brightness and Amplitude – Students practice changing the amplitude of a slinky and learn that the brightness of light is determined by a wave’s amplitude.

Materials List:

Station 1: flashlight or other light source, construction paper, straws, tape

Station 2: open container of water such as a pan or bin

Station 3: small mirror, piece of cardboard, piece of white paper, piece of wax paper, piece of sandwich wrap, microscope slide or other piece of glass, piece of newsprint to observe

Station 4: Information card (provided), access to a window to view light from the sun outside

Station 5: pencil, water, beaker, coloring supplies (ROYGBIV colors), optional: pair of sunglasses (these can be found at the dollar store)

Station 6: Slinky (spring toy)

Looking for assessments for MS-PS4 standards?

MS-PS4-1 Waves Amplitude and Energy Assessment Questions

MS-PS4-2 Waves Reflect, Absorb, and Transmit Assessment Questions

MS-PS4-3 Analog and Digital Signals Assessment Questions

If you want ALL of the MS-PS4 WAVES Assessments Questions, click here! MS-PS4 Bundle

Check back for more NGSS Assessments for Physical, Life, and Earth Sciences!

If you’re looking for other NGSS aligned Waves lessons and labs, check out the links below:

Introduction to Waves Activity

Properties of Waves PowerPoint and Foldable

Properties of Waves Labs

Electromagnetic Spectrum Activity

Analog vs. Digital Signals Unit

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Synthetic and Natural Resources STEM Project

Prevent a Chemical Change With Pennies Lab

Build a Junk Molecule Project

Magnetic Fields and Eating Nails For Breakfast Lab

Modeling Particle Motion, State, and Temperature Lab

Physical and Chemical Changes Minilabs

Dry Ice Demonstration on Sublimation

Potential and Kinetic Energy Worksheet

Modeling Compounds and Molecules with Fasteners

Rutherford's Discovery of the Nucleus Lab (FREE)

States of Matter Metaphors

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NGSSMS-PS4-2
Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions. Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.
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