Elementary Science:
Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

Light Energy

In the Light Energy module, students learn that light energy is the energy that allows them to see the matter around them. Through interactive lesson and activities, students explore the differences between natural and man-made light.

By completing computer and hands-on activities, students experiment with the concepts of transparent and opaque objects, shadow and reflection. As they record what they’ve learned, students build math and science skills by measuring length and making a graph to log results.

Take the online material further by making use of the professional development available in the form of printable teacher guides. These teacher guides include hands-on activities, follow-up discussion questions and more to help students recall information and enhance the online activities.

Additional professional development is available in the form of Teacher Lessons. These help you prepare for each lesson by allowing you to go over the student material prior to implementation. In addition, you will get a chance to review best practices, vocabulary extensions, content background and more. Reviewing all the covered concepts will help your students enhance their learning, improve retention and ensure clarity to common misconceptions. For example, students may have the misconception that light is something they can touch or hold. In fact, light energy, like all forms of energy, is the result of matter interacting and cannot be held in their hand.

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