Teacher Notes: Understanding Light

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Barbara Orosz
Irvine Unified School District

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Suggested Grade Level: 7-8 


California Content Standards: Science Grade 7 
 6f.  Light interacts with matter by transmission (including refraction ), absorption, or scattering (including reflection). 
 6g. The angle of reflection of a light beam is equal to the angle of incidence.

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Students will need internet access, materials for light experiments, and a science notebook to record results and conclusions. This webquest is an introductory lesson to light properties.
Teacher note: Materials needed to complete this webquest include: internet access, flashlights, plane mirrors, protractors and an assortment of transparent, translucent and opaque materials.


Computer literacy.
Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making predictions, graphing. 
Effective use of Internet resources including searching and being able to recognize credible websites for sources of information.

Webquest quiz on light, results/conclusions from Webquest activities, student-generated puzzles on light and Power Point presentations.


Presentations - PowerPoint or Hyperstudio, student created web page, and web-based activites. 

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August 22, 2003