Grade Level: 4th
Students will measure and graph the intensity of light through opaque, translucent, and transparent materials. They will compare the energy usage of different light bulbs. Students may also make art using light-sensitive paper.
3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
S4P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the nature of light and how light interacts with objects.
What is light?
How can light affect museum collections?
What are some sources of light and how are they different?
How can light be used to make art?
Fading and discoloration of common art materials after 1 year of exposure to sunlight through a window.
Students will measure the intensity of light passing through opaque, translucent, and transparent filters.
Students will compare the energy usage of different types of light bulbs.