воскресенье, 17 мая 2015 г.

7 Ideas to Teach Light — The Science Penguin

7 Ideas to Teach Light — The Science Penguin
7 Ideas to Teach Light — The Science Penguin

7 Ideas for Light-- video clips, activities, vocabulary, a free sort, and a free periscope project

This post is all about the behavior of light. I use a lot of hand motions and concrete examples to teach this unit. We make up hand motions for all of the vocabulary words and practice them. We identify how light responds to objects in the classroom. Here’s a collection of resources and ideas I’ve used in the past. Happy teaching!


1. Light Hunt

Students look around the room to find examples of items (mediums) that transmit, reflect, refract, and absorb light.


7 Ideas for Light-- Go on a light hunt!

With small groups, I’ve also reviewed reflection and refraction with a light hunt. I put a few items out around the room. After students visit and interact with those materials, they can add other items in the classroom.


After we go over how light behaves with each of the items, we discuss the following question: What do the items in each group have in common? This helps us identify similarities and tendencies in each group.


Light hunt for items that reflect light and refract light

2. Hands-On Vocabulary Lessons


7 Ideas for Light-- vocabulary lesson

7 Ideas for Light-- vocabulary lesson

3. Concave and Convex Lenses


Let students explore the types of lenses (which they LOVE) and explain the how and why of what is occurring.


7 Ideas for Light-- explore with convex and concave lenses

7 Ideas for Light-- Free sort for reflection and refraction

Behavior of Light Station Activity Behavior of Light Station Activity

Build a Periscope freebie from The Science Penguin-- easy prep science projects

7. StudyJams Videos



The video below was particularly helpful for my students last year. Many drew the picture shown in the video in their “output” notebook entry.


Original article and pictures take http://thesciencepenguin.com/2014/07/time-to-teach-reflection-and-refraction-of-light.html site


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