Light Energy
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Light Energy

Our universe and our world are awash in light. This unit helps students explore the nature of light, the movement of light, natural and man-made sources of light, and the special behaviors and properties of light. It also explores how colors are formed and how the human eye enables us to see.

Process Activities

Explore Shadows


Shadows and Earth's Surface

Spinning Color Disks

Supporting Materials

Show Me Only

Additional Reading

Comprehension Support


Science Videos

Perceiving the Visible Spectrum
Wearing Red: An Olympic Advantage?
Why is the Sky Blue?

Career Files

Pyrotechnician; Photographer; Eye Surgeon; Lighting Designer

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Activity Sheet

Vocabulary Cards

Word Work

Crossword; Word Search; Fill in the Blank; Matching

Book Assembly