Light and Dark is the second of two Learning Paths that will explore the science concepts behind the NGSS First Grade Physical Science Standards. In this Learning Path you will gain an understanding of some of the basic properties of light, including an exploration of why a variety of different objects are transparent, translucent, or opaque.
You are recommended to complete Introduction to the Three Dimensions of NGSS and 1A: Sound and Vibrations prior to this Learning Path.
Learning Path Outcomes:
- Learn how the energy we call light reaches Earth from the sun, and how we see it once it gets here;
- Identify some of the properties of light waves;
- Explore how photons of light interact with your body to allow you to see; and
- Learn how light is absorbed, reflected or passed through different materials, and how that relates to seeing a shadow.
Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE)
Professional learning provider
Offers Learning Paths designed to support educator’s needs