WEEK 8 - IN THE LAB
I can learn about how light travels by using flashlights and prisms.
1. Ask students: What do you know about how light travels?
2. Think, pair, share. Then take a few whole group share outs.
3. Show the NASA movie below for 6 minutes, 47 seconds.
4. Pass out 1-2 flashlights and 1-2 prisms to each table, supplies permitting.
5. Each student will shine the flashlight through the prism, and the other students at the table will observe where the light goes.
6. Students will draw the path of light after it goes through the prism.
7. Students will change the angle, and do it again.
8. If time allows: Students will write, I observed the light _______________ when it shone through the prism.
WEEK 7 - IN THE LAB
1. WATCH THE BRAINPOP MOVIE ABOUT LIGHT.
2. MAKE A SHADOW PUPPET.
3. GO OUTSIDE, USE THE SHADOW PUPPET.
WEEK 6 IN THE LAB
What is light?
1. Watch the Brainpop about light.
2. Demo the flashlight and globe.
3. Ask, what is happening?
4. Read the "How Do We Use Light?" book.
Write: What is light?
Where does our main source of light come from?
Light can come from electricity to power light bulbs.
Light come from the sun.
Chemicals mixed together can make light. Example: deep sea animals.
IN LAB LESSON - WEEK 5 (9/9/, 9/11)
I can draw and write to show how sound moves through air, solids, and water.
For this lesson, you will need:
1. Drum with paper clips
2. Cup full of dry spagetti and craft stick
3. Tuning fork
4. Basin of water and a craft stick
5. Rubber bands strung on a basket
1. Introduce sound lab stations and recording booklet.
1. Sound is a form of energy that travels in invisible waves. They should understand what a vibration and a medium are.
Students should understand that when a vibration travels through the air and into the ear canal it vibrates the eardrum.
2. Students should understand that the vibration of vocal chords creates our voice.
Play a music clip.
2. Ask students to explain what they know about the sounds they have heard. How does sound get from its source (a stereo, voice, etc.) to our ears?
3. Students will brainstorm different sounds and what happens to create those sounds. For examples, a throat vibrating creates a voice.
Create a KWL chart with students.
Ask the class:
1. Can sound travel in water? Can sound travel through solids?
2. Can we always see things vibrate when we hear something?
3. What do sound waves look like?”
4. Explain to students that they will be looking at how sound waves travel through
different objects and mediums at five lab stations.
5. As they explore the sound
waves created at the different stations, students will take notes. Students will record with drawing and writing in their journals, so they can record their results the next day.
IN LAB LESSON - WEEK 4
DOES SOUND VIBRATE?
1. Students vote: Do you think sound vibrates? Discuss for a few minutes.
2. Experiment Steps:
4. Kids will watch the Brainpop video about sound.
FAST / HIGH
WEEK 8 IN CLASS
I can draw and describe the prism and light experiment I did in the lab yestarday.
Steps: In your journals draw the direction that the ligh traveled in the STEM lab when you shined the light throught the prism.
How many different directions did the light go?
WEEK 7 - IN CLASS
I draw a picture about my shadow.
1. TAKE STUDENTS OUTSIDE AND HAVE STUDENTS FIND THEIR SHADOWS.
2. READ THE BOOK, "LIGHT" TO THE STUDENTS IN A WHOLE GROUP SETTING.
3. HAVE STUDENTS DRAW THEIR SHADOWS IN THEIR JOURNALS.
4. DRAW THE SUN AND HOW IT MAKES A SHADOW.
5. HAVE KIDS LABEL THE THE "SUN" AND THE "SHADOW" IN THEIR JOURNALS.
IN CLASS LESSON - WEEK 5
Sound Station Results
I can draw and write to show how sound moves through air and solids.
1. Finish the "L" portion of the KWL chart.
2. Students will draw and label each station they visited the day before.
3. Students will draw the direction of the sound waves in each picture.
3. Students will write:
I saw ________________.
I heard _______________.
Sound waves look like _____.
IN CLASS LESSON - WEEK 4
1. DID MY RULER VIBRATE?
2. DID MY RULER MAKE A HIGH OR LOW PITCH?
3. DRAW AND LABEL THE RULER EXPERIMENT.
4. DRAW AND LABEL HIGH PITCH AND LOW PITCH.
STEM LAB LESSON
I can make observations with my eyes, nose, and hands.
1. Kids will share 2 observations with their table group members.
2. Watch the Brain Pop video on observations.
3. Kids will draw and label observations they make of different objects in the lab.
4. Kids will write sentences about what they see, feel, and smell.
I see _______________.
I feel _______________.
I smell ______________.
I can make observations and describe what I observe with drawings and words.
FIRST GRADE VOCABULARY
Conduct, objects, illuminated, light, sound, materials, vibrate, matter, shadow
IN CLASS LESSON - Week 3
I can make observations to describe things that I see, touch, and smell.
1. Look at the objects on your table and describe them to 2 people next to you using the words:
2. Draw a picture to describe what you see. Then write,
a. I see...
Draw a picture and color it in with the right colors.
b. I feel that the rock is _________.
Draw rough and soft.