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Lab-Aids: Investigating Light Module (no Light Stations) Kit - STEMfinity
  • SKU: LAB-P110

Lab-Aids: Investigating Light Module (no Light Stations) Kit

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Lab-Aids: Investigating Light Module (no Light Stations) Kit


Shadows are almost always present, but most of us haven„¢t ever stopped to interpret them as evidence of light„¢s varied interactions with matter. The six activities in this module allow students to explore the behavior of shadows, light„¢s interactions with matter, and the straight line nature of light. Working with light beams, students quantify the size of a shadow and use shadows to mathematically determine the sizes of objects. The activities in this module (and in the related LAB-P120 and LAB-P130 modules) were developed at the University of Kentucky and include materials designed for seamless use with LAB-AIDS‚® Light Stations. LIGHT STATIONS NOT INCLUDED.
 
Investigations:
  1. Exploring the behavior of shadows and the straight line nature of light
  2. Characterizing shadows and the effect of different light sources
  3. Working with light beams, and examining light„¢s interactions with matter
  4. Quantifying the size of a shadow
  5. & 6. Two investigations that apply shadows to graphically and mathematically determine unknown sizes of objects
 
Scientific Concepts:
  • Light travels in a straight line.
  • Light interacts with objects in a predictable fashion with predictable results.
  • Ideal companion for Kits LAB-P120 and LAB-P130.

Content List:
  • 1 Teacher's Guide with CD and reproducible student pages
  • 32 Wooden rods
  • 16 150 cm measuring tapes
  • 16 Binder clips
  • 8 LAB-AIDS‚® Light Station Diffusing masks
  • 8 LAB-AIDS‚® Light Station Filament viewers
  • 8 LAB-AIDS‚® Light Station masks, single slot
  • 8 LAB-AIDS‚® Shadow object stands
  • 8 LAB-AIDS‚® View screen and stands sets
  • 8 Plane mirrors, 3x4.5"
  • 8 Cubes
  • 8 Cylinders
  • 8 Rectangular blocks
  • 8 Spheres
  • 8 Transparent plastic bottles and caps
  • 8 Clear PVC sheets, 2x3"
  • 8 Foil sheets, 2x3"
  • 8 Wax paper sheets, 2x3"
  • 8 Pieces of black construction paper, 2x3"
  • 8 Pieces of green construction paper, 2x3"
  • 8 Pieces of red construction paper, 2x3"
  • 8 Pieces of white construction paper, 2x3"
  • 1 Pad of graph paper

Classroom Planning:
  • Number of Students: 8 small groups per period
  • To complete the 6 activities in this module will require eight to twelve ~55 minute periods.