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Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

 
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Translucent, Transparent, Opaque OH MY!!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
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Can you block the beam of light? Come and investigate what happens to light beams when you put objects in its way.

 
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Now hear this!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can you hear me now? It is hard to find a truly quiet place, especially when you are surrounded by first graders! Listen in to hear what your students find on a listening walk.

 
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What makes sound?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Sounds waves, vibrations, huh? Let's investigate what these vibrations can really do. Sending good vibes your way!

 
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Shadows, Shadows, Shadows!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
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Shadows, shadows, shadows! Let's learn how shadows change using the Scientific Process!!

 
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Investigating Sound

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Bang! Ding! Strum! Let's investigate the properties of ~sound~ and ~vibrations~.

 
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Investigating How We Hear

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Introducing... the ear! Help your students plan and carry out an investigation of the ear.

 
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Science of Light

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

From shining them under your chin for scary stories to swirling light on the ceiling, flashlights are fascinating! Can we use flashlights for science too?

 
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Sound Devices ~ Planning

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Looking for sound advice? Help your students build devices that communicate sound over a distance!

 
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We know that light travels in a straight line so how can light beams bend? In this lesson students will explore with mirrors and flashlights to understand how to bend light.

 
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Communicating with Sound

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Two, Four, Six, Eight, who do we appreciate? Cheerleaders know how to make sound go farther. Today we will uncover their secrets!

 
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Flashlight Investigation

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Light the way as your students explore how light travels in waves.

 
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Sound Devices ~ Building and Testing

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Looking for sound advice? Help your students build devices that communicate sound over a distance!

 
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The Dark Side

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Come to the dark side... of your classroom! Can we see when there is no light?

 
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Animals communicate with sound

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Echo (echo)! Animals communicate with sound too, from echoes to songs. Check out some awesome animals use sound to say hello!

 
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Just Passing Through

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will have an opportunity to explore the school during a hunt for 3 materials that allow different amounts of light to pass through.

 
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