Energize your study of sound and light with hands-on science activities and corresponding websites! Lesson plans, lab sheets, companion websites, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this bundle of two popular units.
Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich
, these activities are classroom-tested and kid-approved. Students explore scientific concepts through hands-on exploration. Then they make their own generalizations. Interactive websites allow further exploration and clarify concepts.
Exploring Sound Unit:
Sound Concepts Explored:
• What Is a Sound?
• How Does Sound Travel?
• What Is Amplitude?
• What Is Pitch?
• Which Materials Conduct and Insulate Sound?
• Does Sound Travel Better Through Solids, Liquids, or Gases?
Exploring Light Unit:
• How Does Light Travel?
• Which Materials Are Transparent, Translucent, and Opaque?
• Which Materials Reflect Light?
• What Is Refraction?
• What Is Color?
For each guiding question, students conduct two or three simple (but powerful) experiments and make generalizations. Most materials are commonly found in the classroom. (Supply lists can be seen in the PREVIEW file.)
Each of the units includes lesson plans, lab sheets, review, and assessment. Companion websites, Exploring Sound
and Exploring Light
, were specially designed for third and fourth grade students. The sites hold links to text and videos that clarify concepts, review materials, and opportunities for extra exploration. You may project the website or share it with your students for independent exploration. (Videos have been saved with Safeshare.tv; therefore, no advertisements will be displayed.)
For a closer look at the components, click PREVIEW.
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• Introduction to the Scientific Method
• Design Process
• Plant Parts
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