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

Waves: Sound and Light {Aligns with NGSS 1-PS4-1,2,3,4} {science}
Waves: Sound and Light {Aligns with NGSS 1-PS4-1,2,3,4} {science}
Waves: Sound and Light {Aligns with NGSS 1-PS4-1,2,3,4} {science}
Waves: Sound and Light {Aligns with NGSS 1-PS4-1,2,3,4} {science}
Waves: Sound and Light {Aligns with NGSS 1-PS4-1,2,3,4} {science}
Waves: Sound and Light {Aligns with NGSS 1-PS4-1,2,3,4} {science}
Waves: Sound and Light {Aligns with NGSS 1-PS4-1,2,3,4} {science}
Waves: Sound and Light {Aligns with NGSS 1-PS4-1,2,3,4} {science}
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Your kids will love learning all about sound and light waves with this packet full of hands-on science activities!

Teach your little ones about white light and rainbows!
Roy G Biv Craftivity

Each of the 4 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Grade 1- “Waves: Sound and Light” are addressed in this packet:

1-PS4-1: Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
1-PS4-2: Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
1-PS4-3: Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
1-PS4-4: Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.

Activity 1 -This packet starts off by introducing kids to waves by doing a fun activity with water. Photo and student worksheet provided. The idea that sound and light travel by waves is explained via this activity. Materials: bowl, water, ping pong ball.

Activity 2 – Can Sound Make Materials Vibrate? Materials needed for this activity: plastic bowls, seran wrap, salt or sugar, things to bang such as metal spoons and pots, wooden spoons and plastic cups, etc. Students are challenged to make salt move without touching the salt – they must experiment using sound waves!

Activity 3 – Can Vibrating Materials Make Sound? Materials needed: various sizes of plastic bowls, plastic or cardboard shoe boxes, rubber bands – thick and thin. long and short. Kids experiment with different sizes of rubber bands and boxes to create differences in pitch. Photos and student worksheet provided.
MAKE A KAZOO! Materials needed: waxed paper, rolled up cardstock or paper towel/toilet paper tube, rubberband. Pattern included - decorate, cut, attach to tube, affix waxed paper with rubberband - a homemade kazoo! Worksheet included reviewing why it works.

Activity 4 addresses the standard: 1-PS4-2: Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated. I’ve included 7 slides depicting scenes with different types of illumination – use these to discuss concept with students that objects can be seen only when illuminated.

Activity 5 - Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. Materials needed:
flashlights, transparent materials: seran wrap, acetate sheets, clear plastic cup; translucent materials: waxed paper, tracing paper, clear colored SOLO cups; opaque materials: white paper, foil, red SOLO cups; objects that will create a shadow – small plastic animals for example. Students will use flashlight to observe the differences between transparent, translucent, and opaque materials. Photos and student worksheet provided.

Activity 6 - Build a Cup and String Telephone- these work great! Your students will love experimenting with this fun way to illustrate how sound waves travel as vibrations. Photos and student worksheets provided.

Click here for sound wave Interactive Science Notebooking activities: Interactive Science Notebook:Sound Waves

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