We see light all the time, in fact, it is the reason we can see at all. As a species, we associate dark with danger and soft colors as being good for us. How often have you thought to understand the good (in this case light) around you? Light is measured on units of waves and is a form of energy that moves in beams. Light waves are made up of energy in the form of an electric or magnetic field. Sunlight from the sun travels an average of ninety-four million miles to reach Earth. That is a bit of a trip, isn’t it? The light you see from the sun left eight minutes before you see it. Understanding light, in general, is interesting, but looking at how it reacts with various things around us, is even cooler. It can be bent and focused to do work for us and as a result it can actual be used as a tool.
The worksheets will show students how to break apart the anatomy of wave and calculate the key measures that differentiate waves from each other. Students will explore the key vocabulary that is associated with light and sound waves. They will explore how light waves bounce and refraction naturally and through a series of different lenses. We will also look at the concept of a magnetic field and how two magnets interact based on their specific properties. The really spend a great deal of time trying to help student visualize the concept of each form of energy.