Science: Light & Sound Lessons, Experiments & Activities 1st Grade Science NGSS

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  1. Your 1st grade scientists will be on the edge of their seats to learn the Next Generation Science Standards Unit with these highly engaging, hands-on, easy-to-understand Science lessons!With over 500 pages, you can easily and confidently teach your students the important NGSS standards!What's Includ
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Your little 1st grade scientists will be on the edge of their seat with this Next Generation Science Standards Unit that teaches them that Light & Sound are forms of Energy. Your students will love learning about and experimenting with sound vibrations, light refraction and more! 

This 140+ page resource will make teaching science a breeze. Complete with step-by-step lesson plans, experiments, activities...and so much more. This hands-on unit has everything you need to get your students interacting and exploring Light & Sound

✨Resource Includes: 140+ pages

  • Step-by-Step Lesson Plans
  • Hands-on Experiments & Investigations
  • Anchor Charts 
  • Follow Up Activities (Check for Understanding)
  • Response Sheets
  • Book Suggestions
  • Video Titles & Links
  • Background Information on Light & Sound (in easy to understand terms)
  • Materials List (most objects are readily available in your classroom, the dollar store, or through donations)
  • Parent Letter
  • PowerPoint Game

Lessons Included:
     Intro: What is a Scientist?

Lessons on Sound

  • Lesson 1: Sounds All Around
  • Lesson 2: What’s That Sound?
  • Lesson 3: Good Vibrations
  • Lesson 4: Makin’ Music
  • Lesson 5: Sound on the Move
  • Lesson 6: Sounds Like to Move It! Move it!

Lessons on Light
Lesson 1: Do You See What I See?

  • Lesson 2: Is it Real or Artificial? + PowerPoint Game
  • Lesson 3: Let There Be Light!
  • Lesson 4: Eye Tricks
  • Lesson 5: Mirror! Mirror!
  • Lesson 6: Seeing Shadows

Lessons on Communication

  • Lesson 1: Can You Hear Me Now?
  • Lesson 2: What’s That, You Say?


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. Examples of devices could include a light source to send signals, paper cup and string "telephones," and a pattern of drum beats. Assessment does not include technological details for how communication devices work.
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated. Examples of observations could include those made in a completely dark room, a pinhole box, and a video of a cave explorer with a flashlight. Illumination could be from an external light source or by an object giving off its own light.
Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. Examples of materials could include those that are transparent (such as clear plastic), translucent (such as wax paper), opaque (such as cardboard), and reflective (such as a mirror). Assessment does not include the speed of light.
Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate. Examples of vibrating materials that make sound could include tuning forks and plucking a stretched string. Examples of how sound can make matter vibrate could include holding a piece of paper near a speaker making sound and holding an object near a vibrating tuning fork.


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