Students will engage and perform different challenges to obtain knowledge about how light reflects off of surfaces and how light is refracted when changing mediums. The students will be able to observe, explain, and model reflection and refraction through a series of inquiry light stations.
(2) 45 minute class periods
2.1, 3.7, 4.1, 5.2, 7.2
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||5 min||5.2||video||2||Students watch a video with “tricks” involving reflection and refraction.|
|Explore||40 min||3.7||none||3||Students go to different stations and explore reflection and refraction.|
|Explain||15 min||4.1||none||3||Students explain each station and connect vocabulary to each activity.|
|Expand||15 min||2.1||none||3||Students design their own mirror trick using reflection and refraction.|
|Evaluate||15 min||7.2||none||2||Students will complete a summative assessment on reflection and refraction. Student will apply their knowledge to a short response scenario.|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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