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|Grade Level:||Elementary School, Middle School
Why is left right and right left in the mirror? Baffled by the basics of reflection and refraction? Wondering just how the eye works? If you have trouble teaching concepts about light that you don’t fully grasp yourself, get help from a book that’s both scientifically accurate and entertaining—with Light.
By combining clear explanations, clever drawings, and activities that use easy-to-find materials, this book covers what science teachers and parents need to know to teach about light with confidence. It uses ray, wave, and particle models of light to explain the basics of reflection and refraction, optical instruments, polarization of light, and interference and diffraction. There’s also an entire chapter on how the eye works. Each chapter ends with a Summary and Applications section that reinforces concepts with everyday examples.
Whether you need a deeper understanding of how light bends or a good explanation of why the sky is blue, you’ll find Light more illuminating and accessible than a college textbook—and certainly more fun.
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|Intended User Role:||Administrator, Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, Middle-Level Educator, Parent, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Achievement, Classroom management, Curriculum, Educational research, Informal education, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Learning theory, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
•Chapter 1: Light – The Early Years
•Chapter 2: Colorful Waves
•Chapter 3: Focus, People, Focus
•Chapter 4: Not-So-Cheap Sunglasses
•Chapter 5: When Light Waves Collide
•Chapter 6: All About Eyeballs
•Chapter 7: Fire the Photon Torpedoes, Mr. Sulu!
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 9 correlations with the National Standards.
- Physical Science
- Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
- Light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object. (K-4)
- Light can be reflected by a mirror, refracted by a lens, or absorbed by the object. (K-4)
- Transfer of Energy
- Light interacts with matter by transmission (including refraction), absorption, or scattering (including reflection). To see an object, light from that object—emitted by or scattered from it—must enter the eye. (5-8) (5-8)
- To see an object, light from that object--emitted by or scattered from it--must enter the eye.
- The sun's energy arrives as light with a range of wavelengths, consisting of visible light, infrared, and ultraviolet radiation. (5-8)
- Interactions of energy and matter
- Waves, including sound and seismic waves, waves on water, and light waves, have energy and can transfer energy when they interact with matter. (9-12)
- Electromagnetic waves include radio waves (the longest wavelength), microwaves, infrared radiation (radiant heat), visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays. (9-12)
- The energy of electromagnetic waves is carried in packets whose magnitude is inversely proportional to the wavelength. (9-12)
- Each kind of atom or molecule can gain or lose energy only in particular discrete amounts and thus can absorb and emit light only at wavelengths corresponding to these amounts. (9-12)
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