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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Background:
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.
 

Skills:

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.

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

Enrichment:

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



 
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E-Mail: borosz@iusd.org
 

Created
August 22, 2003