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Light and shadows
Review children's existing understanding of light and dark by helping them to draw a concept map linking their ideas about light, using terms eg light, dark, night, day, light source, seeing, shiny, Sun, Earth, lighting up, sunshine. Discuss children's ideas with them. Grade 3
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Science in a bag Lesson: Light and Crystals
To use hydro-gel crystals in a hands-on activity to study light refraction through two media. Also, to stimulate critical thinking. Upper Elementary and Middle School Age Children
Light and Shadow Units
A to Z Teacher Stuff
Why you can't see stars during the day; a Magic School Bus worksheet.
Pictures From Light
Explores bending light; due to the risks of A) starting a fire and B) damaging their eyes, students should be supervised for these activities.
Students will learn about refraction of light by experimenting with various objects.
Why Is the Sky Blue
Explore the atmosphere and light waves to discover why the sky appears blue.
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