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Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.

 
17 Lesson(s)
   

Who Turned Out the Lights?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students use lines, rays and diagrams to explain how light rays reflecting on an object help us see the object.

 
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Mira Mira The Amazing Mira

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Using a mira, students draw symmetrical pictures and then explain how the mira works using what they know about reflection and the eye.

 
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Understanding the Eye

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students learn how our eye uses light to be able to see color.

 
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4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students create a model eye in order to demonstrate their understanding of how the eye works.

 
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Discovering The Science Behind the Kaleidoscope

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Today, students discover the scientific phenomena behind the kaleidoscope they constructed the day before.

 
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Kaleidoscopes!

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students create kaleidoscopes to explore light energy and how it can be bent and reflected to see shapes.

 
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glue dots
   

What is Visible Light?

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

In this lesson, students gain more knowledge about the electromagnetic spectrum. Students also learn that visible light makes up only a portion of this wide spectrum and that engineers use electromagnetic waves for many different applications.

 
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visible light
   

Creating Simple Spectroscopes

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

In this lesson, students build simple spectroscopes with paper, a cd, and black crayon in order to observe wavelength colors.

 
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spectroscope
   

Refraction and Rainbows

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

In this hands on lesson, students work to discover how rainbows are made, discover what happens to the way a pencil looks when half of it is placed in water. .

 
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refraction
   

Light Reflection

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

In this hands on lesson trace a path of light to investigate what reflection is.

 
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light reflection
   

Using Simple Spectroscopes

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

In this lesson, students use a simple spectroscopes that was built in a previous lesson in order to view different wavelengths and different colors produced.

 
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using spectroscopes
   

Eyes Like a Camera

4th Grade Science » Unit: Life Science
4th Grade Science » Unit: Life Science
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students will read and connect to learn about how the eye functions.

 
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camera
   

Breaking Light Apart

4th Grade Science » Unit: Eye Spy With My Animal Eye
4th Grade Science » Unit: Eye Spy With My Animal Eye
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will understand that although we see white light, colors come from filtering or absorption of color.

 
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Detecting Motion and Color

4th Grade Science » Unit: Eye Spy With My Animal Eye
4th Grade Science » Unit: Eye Spy With My Animal Eye
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will understand that motion and color are detected by different parts of the eye and in very specific regions of the visual field.

 
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Exploring a Lens

4th Grade Science » Unit: Life Science
4th Grade Science » Unit: Life Science
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To better understand how a part of our eye works, students will use water and plastic bag. These two tools will help use explore the way in which a lens works.

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