Mrs. Susan Stein
February 27, 2004
For Teachers: Lots of new links added
RAINBOW WEBQUEST for Kindergarten: http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/mczerwionka/webquest.htm
The Coloring Book: A quest for first and second graders: http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/elementary/General/Colors/coloring.htm
Visible Light and Color: http://www.riverdeep.net/current/2002/01/010702_light_t2.jhtml
LIGHTS AND SHADOW: http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/shadows/
Light Crossword Puzzles:
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle (Definitions)
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle (Definitions - Includes List of Words)
Light Island: http://www.exploratorium.edu/xref/exhibits/light_island.html
I SEE THE LIGHT: Using Electricity in Everyday Life (STC ELECTRIC CIRCUITS) Grade 4
This lesson plan will have students tracing the path of electricity through a light bulb to create light, and creating a circuit that will light the bulb.
CIRCUIT WORKSHEET: http://www.ecesc.k12.in.us/currweb/student5/circuit%20worksheet.html
Will the illustrated circuit light a bulb or not? Students must examine the illustrations to complete a circuitry worksheet.
Have your students reinforce what they learned with circuitry experiments and light bulbs by building their very own paper towel tube flashlights.
PICTURES FROM LIGHT: http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/pictures_from_light.html Students will get the chance to imitate movie projectors with this activity, where they bend light using lenses and recreate images.
MAKE A SUN CLOCK: http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/sunclock.html
If your class is completing a unit on light, don't for- get to explore how light and shadows were used to tell time. Students will build their own simple sundial with a pencil and compass.
CAN YOU BEND LIGHT? http://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko/Experiments/refraction.htm
Students can examine light refraction using three simple materials: a glass of water, an index card, and a flash- light.
COLORS OF LIGHT AND BLUE SKIES: http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/sky_blue.html
Three excellent projects accompany text on the principles behind light science. Students will come to understand our atmosphere, light waves, colors of light, and be able to answer why our sky appears blue.
DEVELOPING A UNIT ON LIGHT: http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemsci/gr4ufesc.html
Scroll down past the lengthy introductory text on this site to get to numerous, excellent activities to explore all principles of light. You can use the activities and guidelines, as well as the assessment suggestions, to build your own unit on light.
BOB MILLER'S LIGHT WALK: http://www.exploratorium.edu/light_walk/index.html
The material here and the discoveries shared on this online tour are fascinating--and can show your students what can be accomplished by observation and analysis.
EINSTEIN REVEALED: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/
Explore the speed of light, time traveling, and relativity in this interactive site from PBS. A Teacher's Guide is included.
AN AWARENESS OF LIGHT MADE SIMPLY FUN: http://www.iit.edu/~smile/ph9307.html
Especially written for learning disabled students; they will study the properties of light through various activities and be able to create a visual graph and explain the concepts learned.
LIGHT UNIT: http://www.educ.uvic.ca/Faculty/sockenden/edb363/1999/projects/LightOptics/lessons.htm
Nine lesson plans explore the standards of light and its properties, including the light spectrum, the nature and behavior of light, reflection, refraction, lenses, and more.
FINNEGAN'S CLASSROOM: http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow7/mar99/light/index.shtml
Several activities address the properties, behavior, movement, and sources of light in these resources for grades 4 through 8.
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As of April 29, 2001