Work on exploring light in the classroom with the help of these free collection of resources.
This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.
Exploring light in your classroom can lead to engaging science time with your students.
You will find that many of these resources can accompany the activities you already use to explore light with your students.
At the bottom of this post, you will find links to some of the severe weather books we like for our light book baskets.
Resources in our Exploring Light Collection
Focus Slides These are like bell ringers designed to be displayed on your SmartBoard. Each slide contains a different focus question for the day. Have students write on the SmartBoard or add Post-It Notes to the display to respond.
Think About It & Explore Slides These will guide your science activity for the day. Each contains a challenge along with directions. You will find coordinating recording pages in the student booklet.
Students will need materials for some of the activities. Resources to collect include: flashlights, mirrors, prisms, magnifying glasses, glass, straw, wax paper, construction paper and plastic wrap.
Vocabulary Cards Students will sort the vocabulary words, pictures and definitions. You might use our three blank cards to add additional words to fit your class.
Natural & Artificial Light Source Sort Students will sort the cards as a class activity or at a small group. You can also choose to skip the cards and provide real objects. You will find blank cards as well so students can write their own scenarios.
Light Source Sort Students will sort the cards to determine which items are a light source and which are not.
This object is… Use these cards to lead your class explorations. Students can label pictures opaque, transparent and translucent.
Light Booklet Before printing, look through the included pages to choose the options that fit your class. In some cases, we have given two versions of the same task. Provide students with videos, access to your favorite weather web sites and books as they learn and complete their booklets. This booklet should be used to guide class discussions, encourage students to work together and to allow students to record what they are learning.
Coordinating Pages An assortment of pages can be used to complete your booklets or for other activities during your severe weather unit.
The final part of this collection includes all of the resources with a solid white background to help you save ink if needed.
You can download this free Exploring Light Lesson Collection Here
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