All About Light

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Understanding the world around us can be a real adventure! That's the message in this 11-part series for children in grades K-4. Kids travel along as our young host explores the world of physical science and how it can be seen, touched and understood in everyday life. Simple demonstrations will help children comprehend basic concepts, including the properties of matter, forces & gravity, light, sound, flight, simple machines and more. Along the way, our host uses plenty of fun, real-life examples, as well as her natural love of learning, to make each programs its own fascinating adventure! Frequent reviews and hands-on activities are included in each show as well as information about an investigation data sheet, available online, that can be used for assessment purposes.

All About Light
"All About Light" takes kids on a fun journey to answer questions like: "Why does light shine through some things and not other?" and "Why can we see our reflections in water, but not in a rock?" Learn how light travels in waves, as well as how those waves behave, including an introduction to the three main characteristics of light waves: amplitude, wavelength and frequency. Explore the connection between light and color in a fun, hands-on activity in which kids use a prism to split white light into the colors of the rainbow and then combine colored light to create white light! This program is based on the concepts outlined in the National Science Education Standards for Physical Science.

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