Video notes that students can do to keep them engaged in the Study Jams video for Light. The video is only a few minutes long, but does a great job of explaining how light works, and gives great visuals to the students. The video talks about light, prisms, visible light, and the electromagnetic spectrum. I used it for my 5th graders but it can definitely be used for middle grades as well. If you have a few computers you can use this as a science center. Students will be able to complete sheet on their own. Answer key is included.
I used this as a review of Texas TEK 5.6C for my 5th graders but it can be used for other grades/state standards as well.
Link to the video: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light.htm