Light and Sound Unit Plan

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Light and Sound Unit Plan

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8 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grade: 1

This Physical Sciences unit addresses the concepts of light and sound and how they are sensed.

It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to add to a learning portfolio. These can also be used to assess students’ understanding of the unit objectives.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Sensational Senses

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the five senses and the information they provide.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Let the Sun Shine In

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore sources of light and identify the sun as a light source.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

No Light, No Sight

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate if light is needed in order to see.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Line Up the Light

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate if light travels in a straight line.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

C'mon, Feel the Noise

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore sound and how it is made.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Make a Sound

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate if similar sounds can be made in different ways.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Sounds of Change

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate if the pitch and volume of sounds can be changed.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Sound Research

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how sound travels.

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Lesson 9 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Design a Musical Instrument

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An assessment task in which students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of sound.

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