Light (Elementary Unit Study)

Our last new science unit for the year was on light.

Introducing concepts/vocabulary:

  • reflect
  • refract
  • magnify
  • absorb
  • translucent
  • transparent
  • opaque
  • visible spectrum


Board Activities:

  • Discussing concepts
  • Brainstorming examples


Items the basket:

  • flashlight
  • mirror
  • prism
  • opaque, transparent, and translucent cups
  • fiber optic fiber
  • rainbow glasses
  • magnifying glasses



  • KidHaven Science Series: Light
  • Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows by Natalie Rosinsky

Science Videos:

  • Physical Science for Kids: All About Light
  • Bill Nye the Science guy: Light and Color
  • The Magic School Bus: Gets a Bright Idea, Makes a Rainbow

Art/Social Studies tie in

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