The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a game-changer for science at the elementary level. They are performance standards – the students must “do science” in order to show attainment. Because they need to be worked into the very busy day in an elementary classroom, it is imperative the science standards be integrated with reading and writing workshops and not treated as a separate subject. The Science Clubhouse Workshop series does just that. As a matter of fact, this lesson is also included as a part of a larger, 10 lesson compilation sold here on TPT. Search for: Science Clubhouse Workshop 1st Grade Compilation (All 10 lessons together).
No Light, No Sight? is a lesson designed to meet one of the NGSS physical science performance standards (Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer) for first grade. This lesson integrates science, reading, and writing standards. It is a lesson about a scientific study which gathers evidence to support learning about light energy.
1. Do the scientific study, No Light, No Sight? Gather and analyze the data.
2. Read two books, one about the properties of light and one about being afraid of the dark. The Magic School Bus Gets a Bright Idea by Nancy White is published by Scholastic Paperbacks, 1999. The second book, Amy’s Light by Robert Nunn, is published by Dawn Publications, 2010.
3. Write a “Scientific Study” report.
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