Waves: Light and Sound {NGSS 1-PS4-1, 1-PS4-2, 1-PS4-3, 1-PS4-4}

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This first grade unit on Waves: Light and Sound aligns to NGSS* standards 1-PS4-1, 1-PS4-2, 1-PS4-3, and 1-PS4-4 .

It covers four topics:

•Sound as Vibrations

•Light as Illumination

•How Light Behaves

•Communicating with Light and Sound

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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.
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.
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.


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