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Waves: Light and Sound

1st Grade - Physical Science - NGSS

Students explore the relationship between vibrations and sound and design instruments or sound makers. Students explore light in terms of light traveling in a straight path from one place to another and placing different objects in the path of light.

Anchor Phenomenon: We cannot see images in the tree house without light.

Driving Question: What is the best placement of windows to allow light into the tree house?

Engineering Design Challenge: Student engineer teams must design and build a model of a treehouse that uses the sun and available street lights to provide the right amount of lighting for the activities that they want to do in their treehouses.

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