1st GradeWaves: Light and Sound
Students manipulate light as they experiment with mirrors in guided tasks to illuminate various items! Not only is this a great learning tool for how mirrors can be used to redirect a light beam, how light travels from place to place, shadows, and illumination.
- Sound can make matter vibrate, and vibrating matter can make sound. (1-PS4-1)
- Some materials allow light to pass through them, others allow only some light through and others block all the light and create a dark shadow on any surface beyond them, where the light cannot reach. Mirrors can be used to redirect a light beam. (Boundary: The idea that light travels from place to place is developed through experiences with light sources, mirrors, and shadows, but no attempt is made to discuss the speed of light.) (1-PS4-3)
- Objects can be seen if light is available to illuminate them or if they give off their own light. (1-PS4-2)
- People also use a variety of devices to communicate (send and receive information) over long distances. (1-PS4-4)
Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”
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