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Reflection, Refraction, and Absorption Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 5

Ensure students understand light energy by applying their knowledge to questions about reflection, refraction and absorption.

Let there be light

This worksheet is best used as independent practice as part of your light energy lesson. It can also be completed with a guided small-group or done as a whole class activity by projecting the worksheet via smartboard. 

Light Energy Worksheet Scaffolding and Extension Tips 

Challenge students to explain the reasoning after selecting their answers. Additionally, fast finishers can show they understand the concept by listing other ways that light can be reflected, refracted, and absorbed. 

If students are having trouble with the lesson, they might benefit from partner work or small group review of the concepts. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.  

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

You can also project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

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This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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