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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Light and Sound Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Light and sound are the running themes of a read-aloud anthology. Over three weeks, third graders listen to discuss readings in preparation for completing extension activities. Pupils work through the writing process to compose an...
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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

Electron Transitions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ready for a lab with a lot of razzle-dazzle? Young chemists observe flame tests of common salts through an always-popular activity. The updated resource focuses on observation skills, collaboration, and green chemistry practices.
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Interactive
Physics Classroom

Color Filters

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Filters provide amusing changes to images in applications other than just Instagram! High school pupils apply their knowledge of colored filters to three different interactive sets of puzzles. They identify light colors that pass through...
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Interactive
Physics Classroom

Color Pigments

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Objects contain pigments that selectively absorb a wavelength of light, and our eyes only observe a very small range of these wavelengths. Scholars apply these two facts to three different activities. They identify the pigment in an...
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Interactive
Physics Classroom

If This, Then That: Color

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The dress color debate of 2015 taught the importance of understanding how we see light. Scholars view a shirt under two different colored lights and then must predict what color the shirt will appear under a third light. They apply color...
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Lab Resource
Royal Society of Chemistry

A Visible Activated Complex Experiment

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
When was the last time your class saw a catalyst in action? Chemistry scholars observe an activated complex during an engaging experiment. Through both color change and evolution of a gas, individuals gain insight into the...
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Lab Resource
Royal Society of Chemistry

Observing Chemical Changes—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Want to add a wow factor to your current chemical changes lesson plan? Try a microscale experiment with colorful precipitates! Partnered learners conduct 10 single displacement reactions and record their observations.
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Lesson Plan
University of Minnesota

Do the Stroop

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Stroop test helps diagnose executive function disorders when used in conjunction with other tests. Reading color words and identifying colors seem like basic skills, but the Stroop test may show otherwise. Scholars work with a...
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Lesson Plan
Code.org

Encoding Color Images

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Color me green. The fourth lesson plan in a unit of 15 introduces the class to color images and how to encode color images using binary code and hexadecimal numbers — and they will quickly notice that it is easier to code the color for...
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Lesson Plan
California Institute of Technology

Physics of Light

For Students 9th - 12th
Gummy bears are tasty, but did you know they are also used to determine color and light properties? Use the activity as a way to demonstrate light absorption, light reflection, and refraction with high schooler. Pupils conduct small...
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Activity
All Our Days

Duplo/Lego Tower Pattern Busy Bag

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Turn young learners into pattern detectives with this fun hands-on activity. Using the included set of cards showing different block towers, children replicate each pattern with their own manipulatives while attempting identify...
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Activity
Exploratorium

The Three Little Pig(ments)

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Photocopy single-color images onto acetate transparencies and either demonstrate or have your class experience the combination of colors to produce images. Children will learn that cyan, magenta, yellow, and black combine to make all of...
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App
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Little Bit Studio

Bugs and Buttons 2

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Playing with bugs and buttons has never been so much fun! Offering a variety of different activities, this is a great resource for developing basic skills in preschool and kindergarten-aged children.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Lesson Plan: Finding Treasures Within

For Teachers K - 5th
Sherlock Holmes had fantastic skills of observation. Your super sleuths will examine the pattern, rhythm, texture, and color of a painting to uncover the symbolism beneath. A great lesson, that incorporates observation, art analysis,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Seeing Science - Color and Spectra

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore various scientific concepts, such as color and spectra, and use iMovie to create movies that demonstrate and explain these concepts to their classmates. They research a concept and use AppleWorks to create a storyboard.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Creating Scrolls Based on the Illustrated Tale of Genji

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Now these are learning activities full of fun, art, and cultural exploration. Kids consider the art of storytelling through comic book images. They then look at the Tale of Genji as it was written in the 11th century. They discuss...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Magic Number Squares: Clothing

For Students 6th - 8th
Develop vocabulary and have fun! Magic Number Squares are a great way to get your kids engaged. They review basic clothing related vocabulary and find the sum of each row and column. This number should be the same!
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Color Me: Oso

For Students 1st - 5th
Here's a fun way to review colors and numbers! Young Spanish language pupils color a bear and a ball following a color chart provided. Each number is associated with a color, so it will be easy to determine who knows their numbers and...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Vocabulary Review: School, Clothing, Colors, Shopping

For Students 6th - 9th
A great list of vocabulary words are provided here! Although they were originally designed to accompany the Spanish textbook ¡Buen Viaje!, this is a great resource for all beginning Spanish classrooms.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Drawing Portraits Using a Grid

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A well-developed art lesson is always great to have around. This lesson on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Color the Turkey!

For Students 2nd - 4th
Celebrate the season! Your elementary Spanish learners will love coloring in this turkey prior to Thanksgiving Day. Each part of the turkey has a designated color, but learners must match up the number associated with each part with its...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

ASL: Building a functional vocabulary

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Best resource ever! Teaching and learning to teach ASL just got easier. For special education teachers or those working with hearing impaired students, this lesson provides story and time telling practice using ASL. Each blue link you...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Textured Animals - Stuffed Animal Still Life

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
After posing their stuffed animals your young artists will sketch them in light colored chalk. After sketching, the second graders fill the animal with lines to show the fur, or texture of the animal. They put a shadow under their...