Reflection: Transitions Kaleidoscopes! - Section 1: Engage


The mere idea that we were making kaleidoscopes sent them over the top. The excitement was at an all time high and I knew  I needed to reign in the focus and energy so that science would emerge at the top. The video in this case, provided exactly the right mood enhancer. It settled them right down. I kept it playing during the construction time of the kaleidoscopes because it also gave them something to enjoy while waiting for any help from me. It continues into other videos that are lovely. The music is calming and the colors are amazing.

I had anticipated that they would be out of control over this and so I planned this little strategy and it fit right in to help with the transition into the construction. 

  Settle Down
  Transitions: Settle Down
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Unit 5: Energy
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: Students explore how light can be reflected and bent in order to see objects.

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

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Science, Waves, light energy (Physics), Sound, Light, light wave, circuit, Light, reflection, light energy, eye, kaleidoscope
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