Grade 1 - Jackie and Angelica: Revision

Unit: Waves-Light and Sound

Science Stuff (from Standards document): Learning Standards: Science Stuff

1. Students who demonstrate learning can:

  • Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
  • Make observations (firsthand or from media) to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
  • Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
  • Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of
    communicating over a distance.

2. Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  • Wave Properties: Sound can make matter vibrate, and vibrating matter can make sound. 
  • Electromagnetic Radiation: 1. Objects can be seen if light is available to illuminate them or if they give off their own light. 2. Some materials allow light to pass through them, others allow only some light through and others block all the light and create a dark shadow on any surface beyond them, where the light cannot reach. Mirrors can be used to redirect a light beam. (Boundary: The idea that light travels from place to place is developed through experiences with light sources, mirrors, and shadows, but no attempt is made to discuss the speed of light.) 
  • Information Technologies and Instrumentation: People also use a variety of devices to communicate (send and receive information) over long distances. 

Essential Questions for Unit:

  1. Can we ever see in the dark?
  2. Have you ever heard sounds in a quiet room?
  3. How do you communicate with someone far away from you? 

Big Ideas/Enduring Understanding for Unit:

  1. There is sound in the quietest of places 
  2. There is light in the darkest of places 
  3. Imagine a world without Wi-Fi 

Performance Tasks for Unit:

  1. Record what you see happens to a cup of water when loud music is played.  
  2. Draw how a prism looks when light goes through it.
  3. While imagining a world without Wi-Fi, write a letter to a loved one. 
TCH 420 Fall 2018

TCH 420 Fall 2018

Here is the online home for TCH 420 for the Fall of 2018.