We have been working on exploring light and sound in science right now, within the context of a story about three friends who get lost in the woods while on a hike.
In small groups in our room, kiddos rotated through several stations where they explored light in a variety of ways: mirrors, shadows, spectrascopes, and colored tiles. Kiddos used flashlights in each station to see what they could discover about how light looks, how it travels, how colors work and how to create shadows. I love their faces in the pictures and how you can tell just what they are thinking in each picture, exactly what question they are trying to answer or what they are trying to do. They applied this exploration to what they knew already and also what we had read in our story. Kids worked in Rm. 112 on sound in addition to their discovery stations in Rm. 111.
We’re excited to finish up this unit with a novel engineering challenge based on our Global Read Aloud book, as well as with an interview where kiddos can apply and demonstrate their light and sound learning. Can’t wait to see how it goes!