Students will develop an understanding of what light and color, and what it is not, and how it allows our sense of vision to be remarkably useful.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10




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Update Standards?

TEC.K-12.3.B: Education Technology

Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.

TEC.K-12.3.C: Education Technology

Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

TEC.K-12.3.D: Education Technology

Analyze, evaluate, and summarize information or data and report results.

TEC.K-12.6.A: Education Technology

Select, use, and troubleshoot tools efficiently.

TEC.K-12.6.B: Education Technology

Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

SCI.5.6.C: Science

demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels through one medium to another and demonstrate that light can be reflected such as the use of mirrors or other shiny surfaces and refracted such as the appearance of an object when observed through water; and
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-09-27.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This unit is intended for middle school or early high school students, but can easily be adapted for use with younger students. This writing-based unit introduces students to ideas in light and color, and has many connections to literature, art and psychology as opposed to being strictly “hard” science. Students have the opportunity to explore a topic of their own choosing in an independent project. The collection is clearly organized into teacher-facing and student-facing folders, and the teacher resources include instructions, background information and assessments (when appropriate).
K Patterson
September 20, 2010

K Patterson
September 20, 2010

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