Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup
Search
Follow The Annenberg Learner on LinkedIn Follow The Annenberg Learner on Facebook Follow Annenberg Learner on Twitter
MENU
Teacher Resources/Science
Overview
Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science
 

A video workshop for K-5 teachers; 8 one-hour video programs, workshop guide, and Web site; graduate credit available

Now on DVD

This workshop uses light as a theme to explore topics in physics, chemistry, biology, space science, and Earth science. Light is a common thread through many areas of science and a natural topic for interdisciplinary science study. Make connections to real world phenomena and explore the behavior of light, the transformation of energy, and the role of light in the weather, the seasons, and the production of food by plants.

Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 1999.

Closed Caption     marc record    ISBN: 1-57680-195-0
Students examine color in television.
Students examine color in television.

Enter the Series Web Site
Overview
Individual Program Descriptions
Printable Page
Buy Videos and Materials
Related Resources See all
Science in Focus: Force and Motion
Private Universe Project in Science
The Science of Teaching Science
Science in Focus: Energy
 
The Science of Light Lab
Science Discipline Page
Individual Program Descriptions

VODWorkshop 1. Shine and Shadow
Light is a form of energy that affects all facets of our lives. In this workshop we will explore how light travels and how shadows are formed. Go to this unit.

VODWorkshop 2. Laws of Light
Light energy has predictable properties when it interacts with matter. In this workshop we will investigate the absorption, reflection, and refraction of light. Go to this unit.

VODWorkshop 3. Pigments, Paint, and Printing
The colors that surround us provide a rich visual experience. In this workshop we will investigate the effects of mixing colors of light and colors of pigment. Go to this unit.

VODWorkshop 4. Color, Cones, and Corneas
Humans are able to see objects when light energy enters the eye. In this workshop we will investigate human vision and the perception of color. Go to this unit.

VODWorkshop 5. Sunlight to Starch
Green plants convert light energy into chemical energy. In this workshop we will examine green plants grown with and without light and discover how they use light energy to produce food in the process known as photosynthesis. Go to this unit.

VODWorkshop 6. Energy and Ecosystems
The food made by plants is a source of energy for other organisms living in ecosystems. In this workshop we will investigate the flow of energy from plants to animals as we construct food webs and energy pyramids. Go to this unit.

VODWorkshop 7. Sun and Seasons
Light energy from the Sun is absorbed all over the Earth. In this workshop we will examine how the transformed energy heats the Earth unevenly, causing seasons. Go to this unit.

VODWorkshop 8. Wind and Weather
Storms, fronts, and other atmospheric phenomena derive energy from sunlight striking the Earth's surface. In this workshop we will investigate mechanisms that set the air in motion and cause weather. Go to this unit.

 

Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Site Map

 
© Annenberg Foundation 2013. All rights reserved. Legal Policy