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What is an Aurora?
An impressive animation explains the earth's awe-inspiring auroras. The contributions of high-energy particles from the sun collide with our neutral atmospheric atoms. Explained are the roles of solar wind, plasma, the magnetosphere, coronal mass ejection, magnetic storms, oxygen and nitrogen atoms, photons, sunspots, and solar flares.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 16 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Modern Light Bulbs Work
Here is a fascinating find for future techies: a video about how various light bulbs work. Because it begins with the incandescent bulb, it covers a bit of history of the light bulbs. It concisely and creatively describes how halogen lamps, fluorescent bulbs, metal halide vapor lamps, and LED bulbs work.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Consumer Preferences in Lighting
What is a watt? This tongue-twisting, mind-bending question and others are answered through this lesson on the different lighting options available. With the support of a PowerPoint, teach your physical science class about units of measurement, energy use per capita, and four different types of light bulbs.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
How to Turn Sound Into Light: Sonoluminescence
The conversion of sound into light is a fascinating phenomenon that is a side effect of pistol and mantis shrimp stunning their prey. It is known as sonoluminescence, and it is thoroughly delineated in this fascinating little video. Add it to a lecture and spark interest within your physics curriculum on wave action or to your biology curriculum on adaptations.
2 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum
This is a stellar overview of everything light and quantum! There are 30 multiple choice questions, none of them requiring any mathematical computation. There are a few diagrams to analyze: light rays striking reflective and refractive materials, spectral lines, and more.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 44 Downloads
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Light and Optics
Nineteen word problems dealing with frequency, speed, reflection, and refraction of light are provided here. Empower your physics masters to manipulate equations for computing angles, focal lengths, image heights, and more! This is a neatly formatted and user-friendly set of practice problems that you will want to add to your homework choices.
9th - Higher Ed Science 11 Views 21 Downloads
Science Activity 3: Light & Sound
Let your light shine with this lesson on shadows! Elementary optics technicians experiment with how much light passes through different objects. They rate each object's opacity on a graph and answer analysis questions. Note that the lesson does not introduce the terms opaque, translucent, or transparent; consider introducing since this age group is capable of using these light-related terms.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Light is such a fascinating subject. This lesson does a great job of illuminating the mysteries of light for your young scientists. A series of demonstrations which are explained in the plan should help your charges to understand how light travels in waves, how white light is a combination of all colors, and how different materials are opaque, translucent, or transparent to light.
5th Science 42 Views 68 Downloads
Cost of My Classroom Lights
Learners calculate how expensive it is to use fluorescent lights. In this lights lesson, students get a worksheet with cost per hour to run a fluorescent. Learners set up a equation to calculate the the cost of running one fluorescent and then multiply by the number in the school.
5th - 8th Math 3 Views 17 Downloads
Light Reflection and the DLP
Students create a device that will rotate a mirror and reflect light to a lens or light absorber, based on how a DLP chip functions. This lesson includes background information, three web resources for both students and teacher and lab questions aimed at enhancing the lab experience.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Edison and the Light Bulb
Students explore the impact of inventions on society, specifically Edison and the light bulb. In this technology instructional activity, students use online resources and listen to a story about Edison to develop an understanding of how the light bulb was invented.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 14 Views 42 Downloads
Light and Water
Third graders experiment with coins and water to explore light rays. In this light and water lesson, 3rd graders work in pairs to observe what happens with a coin in water or how it appears based on the density of the water. Students complete an experiment with light, water and a pencil.
3rd Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
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Illuminate your class with this fabulously interactive app about light! Brilliant animation follows a beaming little robot as he teaches youngsters about every glowing object and concept under the sun.
3rd - 6th Science 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Light! What a Great Idea!
Fourth graders examine and identify the parts of a lightbulb. They trace the path of electricity through the bulb. Through video and online research, they compare the first light bulb to modern lightbulbs and also regular lightbulbs to fluorescent ones.
4th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Holiday Lights and Circuits
Students create a simple circuit using batteries, wires, and light bulbs. In this circuits lesson plan, students learn the difference between a series circuit and a parallel circuit and connect it to holiday lights they use in their home.
4th - 9th Science 13 Views 44 Downloads
How Light Moves
Learners study the movement of light. In this light lesson, students work in groups to participate in a light and shadow walk around their neighborhood. Learners brainstorm rules for light movement and watch videos about light travel, reflection, and refraction.
4th - 6th Science 10 Views 27 Downloads
Measuring the Speed of Light
Young scholars explore physics by completing measurement problems in class. In this speed of light lesson, students discuss the importance of knowing the speed of light and how it affects many aspects of human life on Earth. Young scholars identify the time it takes for a TV to receive its signal and compare that to the rate of light coming from the Sun.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 20 Downloads
Optics: Light at Work - Part 1
Any work with light, lenses, lasers, or mirrors is called optical engineering. Optical engineers bend and bounce light to make it useful for humans. Examples are telescopes, invisibility, nanomedicine, and solar energy. This comprehensive video would be valuable to show when teaching about light and the electromagnetic spectrum or when leading a career exploration class with middle schoolers.
9 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download