5 Ideas to Teach Light — The Science Penguin
This post is all about the behavior of light. I use a lot of hand motions and concrete examples to teach this unit. We make up hand motions for all of the vocabulary words and practice them. We identify how light responds to objects in the classroom. Here's a collection of resources and ideas I've used in the past. Happy teaching! :)
Illuminating Inventions: 10 Twists to Simple Street Lights
Functional street lights tend to fade into the background for most of us, but these designers have creatively re-imagined the humble piece of urban furniture.
Light Energy Reading Comprehension Interactive Notebook
Light Energy Read & Apply Interactive Notebook Activity. A reading passage & activity to help reading comprehension. Covers reflection, refraction, absorption, etc. Also includes a writing prompt!
Brecon Beacons granted 'international dark sky reserve' status to save its incredible starry views from light pollution
The park already has some of the Britain's darkest skies ideal for stargazing, but the new status means the night-sky is protected by regulations to prevent light pollution.
Public Outreach Materials | International Dark-Sky Association
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What Do We Really Mean When We Say Light Is "Pollution"?
It's difficult to imagine a world without artificial light. But it comes with a price. Over the years, scientists have learned more and more about how light pollution is harming the planet's numerous animals. Here's what we know so far.
Light pollution contributing to fledgling 'fallout': Turning street lights off decreased number of grounded fledglings
Turning the street lights off decreased the number of grounded fledglings, according to a new study. Thousands of birds are attracted to lights-sometimes referred to as light-pollution-every year worldwide during their first flights from their nests to the open ocean, a phenomenon called 'fallout.'