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Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.

 
29 Lesson(s)
   

STEM & Sound - Day 1

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

Can you solve a communication problem using sound? Yes you can!

 
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investigating
   

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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Communicating with Light: People

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

Who uses light to communicate? Go from sea to shining sea as we visit a lighthouse, board a Navy ship, and take a stroll on the red carpet!

 
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usnavy light communication
   

What makes sound?

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

Sounds waves, vibrations, huh? Let's investigate what these vibrations can really do. Sending good vibes your way!

 
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vibration2
   

STEM & Light - Day 1

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

Can you solve problems? Let's research how light energy can help us to communicate with others!

 
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drawing a
   

STEM & Sound - Day 2

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

Did you know that we can be engineers? It is time to plan, design and build just like an engineer! Let's get building!

 
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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
 
Big Idea:

Bang! Ding! Strum! Let's investigate the properties of ~sound~ and ~vibrations~.

 
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sound
   

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
 
Big Idea:

Introducing... the ear! Help your students plan and carry out an investigation of the ear.

 
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ear
   

Waves Performance Assessment Part 1

4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students use a variety of objects to participate in a partner activity and communicate using light and sound waves.

 
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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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bus2
   

Communicating with Sound

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

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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cheer
   

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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shadow shapes
   

Assessing Light Knowledge

1st Grade Science » Unit: Sound and Light Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Sound and Light Waves
Thomas Young
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Will the lightbulb go off? Today you will find out as students create a way of communicating over a distance using the concepts of light waves.

 
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lesson
   

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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Reflections (1)
bus2
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