Next Generation Science Standards Light and Shadow Investigation Unit

Next Generation Science Standards Light and Shadow Investigation Unit
Next Generation Science Standards Light and Shadow Investigation Unit
Next Generation Science Standards Light and Shadow Investigation Unit
Next Generation Science Standards Light and Shadow Investigation Unit
Next Generation Science Standards Light and Shadow Investigation Unit
Next Generation Science Standards Light and Shadow Investigation Unit
Next Generation Science Standards Light and Shadow Investigation Unit
Next Generation Science Standards Light and Shadow Investigation Unit
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Let your first graders get their hands on real objects to explore the concepts of transparent, translucent and opaque using this science lesson and activities. Start off by presenting the vocabulary word cards. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. Document the steps in the Science Journal: Ask a Question, Make a Plan, and Observe. Just collect items from around your classroom, borrow flashlights, and let the exploring begin. Your kids will love being scientists and documenting their findings on the provided chart, flip book, or summary page. 12 photo cards are included to sort in a pocket chart or perhaps as a center activity. Wrap up the unit by adding their photo to the “cover” of the magazine that contains an article all about their discoveries.

This hands-on unit also includes Common Core Math and Language Arts activities for centers as well. Let your students identify if the math doubles facts are true or false. Match up the 3 digit addition problem to the sum by making a 10 and adding on. Carry the science terms over into Language Arts when your students determine how many syllables are in the words provided. Enlarge your kids knowledge of words with -ight as they put them in alphabetical order.

Teacher Information Pages:
Supply list of materials needed to conduct investigation
Lesson sequence
Additional resources list that I used
Directions on how to assemble the journal
Directions for completing the magazine cover and article

Pocket Chart Sort:
Vocabulary cards: transparent, translucent, opaque
12 Materials photo cards: objects to use to impact beam of light (materials could be found in your classroom or home)
Science Experience Documentation Materials:
Science Journal
Foldable flip book for drawing materials used in investigation
Investigation Summary Page with drawing and writing portions
Materials Results Chart to identify what the 12 objects are classified as: transparent, translucent, opaque (Could use as whole group, in small groups or partners)

Math Activities for Centers, Stations or Write the Room:
True or False addition equations focusing on Doubles facts
True or False Sorting Chart Worksheet
Add 3 Numbers Match focusing on making 10 (six equations) and doubles facts (six equations) for differentiation of student needs

Language Arts Activities:
Spelling Pattern Word Bank for words with –ight:
ABC order worksheet
Syllable Sort science vocabulary list
One syllable/Two syllable sorting chart

Have fun teaching science this year.

Wendy

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Need some more NGSS 1st grade resources? Check out:
Earth's Place in the Universe Vocabulary and Activities

NGSS Adaptations Help Animals Survive

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