Light and Sound Lessons and Experiments Grades 1-3
- Author : Deslauriers, Isabel/Riddols, T
Light and sound are everywhere, but hard to define.
These age-appropriate activities will provide your students with a solid basis for exploring these concepts with confidence.
Experiments with laser beams and hands-on models will delight students as they learn about light.
Practical activities with music, hand made telephones, and model ears will instill a love for learning science in students while teaching the basics of sound.
Activities are curriculum-based and also include highly motivational experiences - like playing tag using echolocation, just like bats.
In each section, you will find teacher notes designed to provide guidance on the materials and setup needed, as well as highlight any safety precautions.
Lesson & Experiment Topics Include:
- Introduction to Light
- Light and Society
- Spreading and Fading
- Transmission, Absorption, and Reflection
- What Is Sound?
- Humans and Sound
- Echoes and Traveling Sound
- Pitch and Intensity
- Sound Machines
This book supports many of the fundamental concepts and learning outcomes from the curriculums for these provinces: Alberta, Grade 3, Science, Hearing & Sound; Ontario, Grade 2, Science, Understanding Matter & Energy, Properties of Liquids & Solids.