Reflection: Modeling Pin Hole Box - Section 3: Explore


If I could teach this lesson again I would wait until my students have had more experience with light. I should have taught them that light can travel through some material like light paper or similar colors prior to this lesson. This lesson might be more of a culminating activity for us, but its too late now.

I had to offer a great deal of modeling and support throughout the lesson. I felt like this lesson was more of a teacher led discovery instead of a student led discovery. With more background knowledge the students might have been more capable of self-discovery. So, I plan to allow the students to further explore pin hole boxes on a sunny day outside during recess. Then we will talk about the path of light and the inverted objects again later in the unit.

Although, most of my students were overwhelmed I did find about three students were able to carry on with no struggle. Their work: proficient work shows me their level of understanding is proficient.

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Pin Hole Box

Unit 7: Light in My World
Lesson 2 of 13

Objective: SWBAT explain the path light travels in a pin hole box.

Big Idea: Allow students to create a pin box to discover that light travels in a straight line and the object is inverted on the wax paper.

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Science, Light, reflection, mirrors, eye
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