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Lacy Szuwalski

Materials and Light Investigation

Grades: 1st Grade
Subjects: Science, STEAM

Student Instructions

Question to investigate: What happens when you shine light on objects made of different materials? Make a plan for your investigation. move Choose at least 3 objects to shine a light on. Decide how you will test the objects. drawing Circle if you will shine the light above, below, to the left, or to the right of the objects. Make a prediction! Record what you think will happen when you shine the light on the different objects. label Record your observations. mic Share patterns you notice.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

1-PS4-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. [Clarification Statement: Examples of materials could include those that are transparent (such as clear plastic), translucent (such as wax paper), opaque (such as cardboard), and reflective (such as a mirror).] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the speed of light.]