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Lab Materials Needed

Blockey Koa Crate

from Kea STEMCrate

- 1 Springy Spring Scale per student

Student Lab Sheet

Using Light and Sound to Communicate: Super Secret Codes

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Student Edition

(English/Spanish)

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Teacher Edition

(English/Spanish)

Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer 1-PS4-3

Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.

Pacing Guide: Recommended time to complete this unit - 1 month

 Instruction day 1 (pages 2 - 3):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 2 (pages 4 - 5):   Explore the Phenomenon

 Instruction day 3 (pages 6 - 7):   Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 4 (pages 8 - 9):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 5 (pages 10 - 13):  Hands on Activity: Schoolyard Scavenger Hunt

 Instruction day 6 (pages 14 - 15):  Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 7 (pages 16 - 17):   Hands on Activity: Observe transparent, clear bubbles

 Instruction day 8 (pages 18 - 19):  Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 9 (pages 20 - 23):   Hands on Activity: My Translucent Jokes

 Instruction day 10 (pages 24 - 25):   Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 11 (pages 26 - 33):   Story Time! - Read "Rosa's Shadow"

 Instruction day 12 (pages 26 - 33):   Story Time! - Read "Rosa's Shadow" and discuss 

 Instruction day 13 (pages 34 - 35):   Hands on Activity: Observe your shadow

 Instruction day 14 (pages 36 - 37):   Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 15 (pages 38 - 42):   Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 16 (pages 43 - 44):   Read, discuss, and write

 Instruction day 17 (pages 45 - 48):   Hands on Activity:  Is it translucent, transparent or opaque? (Lab Day 1)

 Instruction day 18 (pages 49 - 50):   Hands on Activity:  Is it translucent, transparent or opaque? (Lab Day 2)

 Instruction day 19 (page 51):   Explore the Phenomenon: What happens when these materials are placed in light?

 Instruction day 20 (pages 52 - 53):   Write a Fun-Dixie Letter

 Send Book home with student:   Literacy Initiative

Pacing Guide Word Color Key:   

                   Green words: Hands-on Activity      Black words: Book Reading      Blue words: Revisit the Phenomenon