1st Grade – WAVES: Photonics and Acoustics
The Waves: Photonics and Acoustics Kit gives students the opportunity to explore how waves interact with the environment around them. To begin the unit, students are immediately engaged in the work of scientists as they complete experiments and investigations involving sound. Once students discover that sounds are created through vibrations, they will use their knowledge to discover how sounds can change. This knowledge will assist students in their culminating sound activity as they design, redesign, and evaluate solutions to how sound can help them communicate across distances. Students will then move on to investigations of light as they discover what it takes to see things and how light interacts with different objects. Students will be engaged in experiments, data collection, and collaborative work throughout this hands-on, interactive unit.