Light Waves: Grades 9-12

Explore the behavior of light waves with a lab activity. Scholars build new vocabulary through experimentation and observation. Using different mediums, they model reflection, refraction, transmission, diffusion, and scattering of light.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to draw examples of reflection, transmission, refraction, scattering, and diffraction as reference in their notes
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for preparation
  • Expects familiarity with trigonometric expressions
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Pros

  • Highlights scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson
  • Provides a detailed teacher guide to aid in planning the lesson
Cons

  • None
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