Science, Optics & You
Science, Optics & You is a standards-based, interdisciplinary curriculum package for elementary students and teachers through which they can explore light, color and optics. Activities are intended to engage students in active investigation of the properties of light beginning with lenses, shadows, prisms and color, leading up to the use of sophisticated instruments that scientists use to help them understand the world.
The materials are presented in ways that encourage the asking and answering of questions related to light and optics and that provide strategies for students and teachers to incorporate inquiry-based science in the elementary classroom. Science, Optics & You is based on the premise that elementary science should be an integrated, multidisciplinary core subject that incorporates critical thinking, communication, literacy and performance skills that transfer easily to other subject areas.
Science, Optics & You is aligned with Florida State Standards as well as the National Science Education Standards.
The curriculum package contains:
You can download the entire guidebook with the above link or download these individual modules:
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For more information please contact Center Director Roxanne Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 645-8179.