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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.
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. You can use this comprehensive set of conceptual questions as an exam. 
One of the inventions that has greatly impacted the world is Thomas Edison's light bulb. From his incandescent bulb, to today's LED bulbs, illuminate middle schoolers with the way they convert electricity into light and heat. Handouts include reading passages, worksheets, and lab procedures for building a flashlight. This is a straightforward and well-rounded exploration of light.
Students investigate the electromagnetic spectrum, focusing on visible light. They are introduced to the idea that all light travels as waves, and that wavelength defines the various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Light is such a fascinating subject. This lesson plan 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. Very good!
Fifth graders sit in their seats with the lights on and then the teacher turns off the lights. After their eyes have adjusted, they vote on what colors of construction paper are being held up. The lights are then turned back on and students discuss what their eyes perceived.
Students 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. Students set up a equation to calculate the the cost of running one fluorescent and then multiply by the number in the school.
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.
Students explore the impact of inventions on society, specifically Edison and the light bulb. In this technology lesson, students use online resources and listen to a story about Edison to develop an understanding of how the light bulb was invented. Students discuss how inventions help society. Students construct an example of the light bulb by using the provided worksheet.
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.
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. A terrific amount of information is packed into the four-minute film, perfect for introducing the northern and southern lights to your earth science class. Make sure to find photographs of actual auroras for the class to see!
Rainbow science anyone? learners put the color specturm, frequency, light waves, and wavelengths into a light speed context. They use algebraic formulas to determine the speed of each light wave length. A great way to connect math and science.
Make an art to science connection by discussing the properties of colors and white light. Learners create colors using paints and light beams through prisms. They utilize filters to see how colors change, then construct a graph to show their findings.
Explore white light as it relates to rainbows with a lesson plan. Young scientists predict the color of light when viewed through various filter-colored papers. They view online video clips about light and solar energy, write in interactive science journals, and read aloud narrative and expository text for fluency and accuracy. Note: The video is found at, so you may need a subscription to show it.
A few definitions related to waves open this slide show. Note that the information only covers light waves even though the title mentions sound. Correct the title before using this resource. Another mention is a set of photos of a class project, which you can delete. Making these alterations will leave you with a very colorful and impactful lesson on the electromagnetic spectrum, reflection, refraction, color, uses of light, and more!
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. Learners look at each bulb type and rank them, both before and after learning about their heat emission, energy required, brightness, color, costs, and health impacts.
Students heighten awareness and mastery of the subtle factors of drawing technique. Activities focus solely on the human figure, particularly the face. students list 5 of elements of light and shadow which affect portrayal of character and mood.
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.
Second graders classify objects according to how well light can pass through them and predict how well objects will transmit light. They experiment with objects to verify predictions while collecting, recording, and interpreting data from observations. They then infer that the amount of light that can pass through a material determines how well we can see through the material.
Students investigate the mixing of light. They form a hypotheses to reason why color changes occur and they write conclusions and ask new questions arising from the investigation. Students identify the primary and complementary colors of light. They place the colors in the correct position on the Color Addition Chart.