Grades 6-8 Physical Science: Light and Sound

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Target Ages: 11-14
Number of Pages: 96
Time to Complete: 60 Hours (Est)
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Grades 6-8 Physical Science: Light and Sound

Take your children on a hands-on exploration of light, sound, and the electromagnetic spectrum with this multisensory study of physics! Itís time to experiment with physics in a fun and engaging way that your children will never forget! Highlights include over 30 hands-on experiments to engage your children and provide a multisensory exploration of light and sound. Each chapter includes current and active links to multiple videos, hands-on activities, experiments, readings, worksheets, charts, interactive websites, games, full-color high resolution graphics, and more!

This unit study is part of our physical science core curriculum series for grades 6-8. The time needed to complete this unit study will vary for each child, but you should expect to spend approximately 60 hours.

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  • Characteristics and properties of waves
  • Reflection, refraction, and diffraction
  • Wave interference
  • Standing waves and resonance
  • Interactions of sound waves
  • Listening devices
  • Speed of sound and sonic booms
  • Properties of sound
  • Doppler effect
  • Human and animal hearing
  • Echolocation
  • Ultrasound technology
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Waves and particle models of light
  • Radio waves
  • FM and AM
  • Microwaves
  • Infrared rays
  • Ultraviolet rays
  • X-rays
  • Gamma rays
  • Visible light
  • Transparent, translucent, opaque
  • Color
  • Reflection and mirrors
  • Refraction and lenses
  • Light in art
  • The human eye
  • Lasers
  • Telescopes and microscopes
  • and much more!
All activities in this unit study are presented in an easy to follow format with an active and updated web link. Click on the link and the best resources on the World Wide Web appear for your children. The links bring the world to your children by providing streaming videos, interactive web sites, educational games, audio files, and more. At Intellego Unit Studies, we believe in the varied learning styles and multiple intelligences of every child. That's why all of our unit studies include reading and writing activities, videos, art, music, comparisons, drawing and painting, discussions, hands-on activities, art projects, full-color high resolution graphics, printable activity pages, and more!


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