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Light

Light is a form of energy that allows us to see. This unit helps students explore the properties of light: where it comes from, how it moves, and how it interacts with objects. Objects can absorb light, reflect it, or both. Certain surfaces absorb more light than others. Absorbed light energy turns into heat energy. When an object blocks light, shadows form on the opposite side and resemble the object. Visible light is made up of all the colors of the rainbow. Objects appear colorful because they absorb certain colors of light and reflect others to our eyes. Understanding the physical properties of light helps us anticipate how light will behave as we use it and interact with it. Light also adds to the beauty and complexity of the world around us.

FOCUS Books

Supporting Materials

Show Me Only
Activities
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support
Vocabulary

Career Files

Laser Surgeon; Movie Lighting Technician; Skyscraper Light Bulb Changer

Quick Reads

How Rainbows Form
low
How Rainbows Form
mid
How Rainbows Form
high
Shadows Change Shape
low
Shadows Change Shape
mid
Shadows Change Shape
high

Concept Books

All Light Concept Books

Reading A-Z Books

Story of the Sun - Level M

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Science Diagrams

How Light Interacts with Objects
Mixing Colors - Pigments and Light
The Sense of Sight

Vocabulary Cards

Word Work

Crossword; Unscramble; Spelling and Fill in the Blank

Book Assembly


Single-Sided Concept


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Double-Sided Concept


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