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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 20 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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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
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 12 Views 22 Downloads
What is Color?
"To understand the phenomenon of color, it helps to think about light as a wave." This is a brief and very informative instructional video on what color is and why we are able to see it. Your young scientists will learn such terms as the period and frequency of waves, as well explore how light is absorbed and what colors we are able to see.
3 mins 8th - 12th Science 17 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 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
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 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 46 Views 72 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 2 Downloads
Light and Elements
Here is a full-fledged investigation of light waves, the electromagnetic spectrum, and element spectra. Physicists research a scientist that contributed to our understanding of the behavior of light. They take notes on your lecture, and then they experiment in the lab with the spectra of different elements.
9th - Higher Ed Science 21 Views 50 Downloads
Light and Elements
Physics fanatics will light up over this mini-unit! Through a series of demonstrations, laboratory activities, and research reports, they learn the relationship between light and atoms, the behavior of waves, and the reason for element spectra.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
Dependence of Light Intensity on Distance
Hopefully you have a sensor interface for your physics class to use with graphing calculators when collecting data with a light sensor. If so, read on. Use this resource for learners to predict and then test whether or not the intensity of light is directly related to the distance from the point light source.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Color at Light Speed
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.
9th - 12th Science 16 Views 52 Downloads
How are paint colors and colors in light related?
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.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
What Color is Light?
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.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 25 Views 49 Downloads
Here is a stellar slide show for illuminating middle schoolers' minds on the topic of light! An interactive slide allows viewers to sort light sources by whether or not they are man-made. More objects are displayed and learners discover that they are not sources, but instead are reflective surfaces.
4th - 8th Science 4 Views 55 Downloads
The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light
You could call this five presentations rolled into one resource! The first topic of concern is the characteristics of electromagnetic waves.The electromagnetic spectrum is examined next, followed by the behavior of light. Several slides are dedicated to color, and even optical illusions are introduced.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 101 Downloads
Can You See the Light?
Third and fourth graders use this worksheet to help them draw their own version of a fully functioning circuit. They see the battery, the light bulb, and two wires with clips. They must draw the complete circuit, using these elements, on a separate piece of paper.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 6 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 3 Downloads