First Grade NGSS Light and Shadow Unit investigates transparent, translucent and opaque materials and their effect on a beam of light.
Are young scientists in your classroom wanting to make discoveries? Now they can. Then make them famous by putting their photo on the cover of a magazine. Read all about their discovery by reading the magazine article written by their peer. This hands-on unit also includes Common Core Math and Language Arts activities.
Next Generation Science Standard:
1-PS4-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
Included in your download:
Science Journal, magazine cover for student photo, article writing paper, vocabulary cards, materials photo cards, investigation summary and drawing page, foldable book for drawing materials used, shadow puppet pattern, true/false addition equations, add three digits equations, -ight words, alphabetical order and syllable count sort.
Teacher Information Pages:
Tools for Investigation Supply list
Assemble the Journal directions
Document the Investigation Process for Journal
Magazine Cover- black/white
Magazine Cover- color
2 page article writing paper
Pocket Chart Sort:
Vocabulary cards: transparent, translucent, opaque
Materials photo cards: 12 objects to use to impact beam of light (materials could be found in your classroom or home)
Foldable 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
Spelling Pattern Word Bank for words with –ight:
ABC order worksheet
Syllable Sort science vocabulary
One syllable/Two syllable sorting chart
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