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Light and Sound Science
My students need the appropriate hands-on materials to learn about light and sound.
LES is in a rural setting and is comprised of students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Nearly 40% of the total student body qualifies for the free and reduced lunch program. Our first grade is made up of 71 amazing students. Each classroom includes students with a variety of learning needs, including special education and Title I.
First grade is a time when many new and more complex concepts are introduced.
Our students are hard workers, with even harder working parents. Together our students, families, school staff, and community work to ensure that all children are successful.
In correlation with the Next Generation Science Standards, first graders learn about light and sound. As you can imagine, this is done best through hands-on materials, allowing the students to see and manipulate the different concepts being discussed.
Light prisms, mirrors, flashlights, and sound bars are just some of the materials my students will be able to experiment with.
For example, we discuss how rainbows are made. Having a prism will allow the children to see how the light refracts first hand.
Allowing the students to manipulate the materials will help them to see the concepts, creating somewhat abstract concepts, such as light and sound waves, into concrete experiences.
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