Repeat the same process as above to brainstorm solutions for the problem of under-illumination. In groups, ask students to brainstorm ways to fix the types of over-illumination listed in the table on the board from the warm-up. Student choice is one way I create a student-led classroom culture.
Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. This makes today's set-up a breeze!
Light investigation year 6
Let's read them together. This makes today's set-up a breeze! Hand out the Recommended Light Levels handout and give students a few minutes to look over it. Ask them to describe what they notice about the information on the handout and ask any questions they have. Let's look at the recording options. Have you ever been in a room that felt uncomfortably bright, or left the lights on in an empty room? What will I do if I want a wooden block, but Luke has it? Events have causes that generate observable patterns. This allows them to have conversations and discuss the phenomena, as well as share their "aha" moments! Check out this video I like to call KLEWS chart Warm-up 5 minutes In the previous lesson, students put the materials they chose to investigate into bins for each table.
On the left is the material you are testing, like the wooden blocks. But we also aren't sure what will happen with a few items on the list like the mirrors.
Flashlight investigation lesson plan
This unit is broken down into two main parts: sound and light. What do you think happened over the last years to account for this reduction in electricity use from lighting? Ask them to describe what they notice about the information on the handout and ask any questions they have. This makes today's set-up a breeze! Give students about 10 minutes to take measurements and record their data in each place, then have them come back to the classroom to analyze their data. For the opening, I set the purpose for learning by reading the objective. Have students write one solution per sticky note and stick it in the table in the appropriate place. For the questions on slide 2, create two tables on the board to fill in as a class--see examples here. Give each group a piece of poster board. For example, you could fix leaving the lights on in an empty room by turning the lights off when you leave the room. On the right it says, "what happened.
Let's look at the recording options. I also remind students of etiquette while sharing materials.
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