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Shadows & Light

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Bending Light open in new window
Lesson Plan
This experiment creates an optical illusion by refracting the light.
Grade Level(s):

Breaking Light open in new window
Lesson Plan
An experiment which reveals the colors contained in white light.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Casting Shadows Across Literacy and Science open in new window
Lesson Plan
In this lesson, language arts skills are linked to the learning of science in a literacy-based approach to the study of shadows.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Exploratorium Science Snacks About Light open in new window
Lesson Plan
Several hands-on activities/experiments for learning about light.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Light Unit: Grade 4 open in new window
Lesson Plan
Activities used in this unit should provide students with an opportunity to examine the characteristics and behaviour of light.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

Me and My Shadow Unit open in new window
Lesson Plan
Children investigate shadows indoors and outside to develop their understanding of the sun as a light source and how it's apparent motion across the sky changes the size and direction of the shadows formed.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

See What Light is Really Made of open in new window
Lesson Plan
Refract light, view the colors in light with this hands-on experiment
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Shadow Sticks and the Sun open in new window
Lesson Plan
Our shadows change over the course of the day and through the seasons. When is your shadow the shortest? When is your shadow the longest?
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Sky Lesson 2: Shadows open in new window
Lesson Plan
Investigate shadows, using literature-based discussion as well as experiences with manipulating shadows
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Sky Lesson 3: Modeling Shadows open in new window
Lesson Plan
Demonstrate understanding of shadows by creating a physical model of concepts learned
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

The Color of Light open in new window
Lesson Plan
This hands-on experiment helps demonstrate that white light is made up of colors.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

What makes shadows? open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students learn about shadows as they observe and draw the shadow of a classmate.
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Junior Certificate Science - Light open in new window
Resource Site
A multimedia site done in Flash--Provides a resource explaining concepts, reflection, refraction, and lenses.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

The Science of Light open in new window
Resource Site
Provides hands-on activities for teachers and their students who are exploring light, color, reflection, refraction, etc.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Light Reflection & Refraction Unit
Amazon.com Item
Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

What Makes a Shadow?
Amazon.com Item
Clyde Bulla


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