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Mystery Science Mini Lesson - How do Things Glow in the Dark? (Fifth Grade)

Science is all around us. Let's get ready to learn something new today with Mystery Science! 1. Tap the and watch the video. Make sure to stop and think about the questions when asked. 2. 🗣 Talk to your family member about what you learned about things that glow. What is the difference between luminescent and phosphorescent objects? How do glow sticks work? What are some naturally occurring plants, materials, or animals that glow in the dark? 3. ✏️ Write down everything you learned about objects that glow in the dark. Add a table at the bottom where you categorize objects that glow in the dark by whether they are luminescent or phosphorescent. 4. Tap the add button. 5. Tap the camera button to take a picture of your notes. 6. Tap the mic to record yourself explaining your thoughts and tell us all about objects that glow. Have you used or do you have anything that glows in the dark? What was your experience like? 7. Tap the check to save. Family Extensions: - Check out your local store and see about buying a glow stick - aren't they even cooler now that you know how they work?! - Discuss with your family when having something that glows in the dark would be helpful. How is reflective material (like vests people wear at night to be seen by cars) different than objects that glow in the dark?

5th Grade, Science, Home Learning
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Students can enjoy powerful science activities while learning from home. Mystery Science mini-lessons are a way for students to explore science topics individually or with their families. Learning from home is a great time to encourage curiosity and build scientific thinking skills. You can find more lessons here: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning. NGSS 5-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions