Physical Science

Review with new Content Focus

Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:17 PM

To ease into this new year, I am starting the learning week with some new and some not so new content for LIGHT (8th grade) and HUMAN EYESIGHT (all lower grade levels) science units. 
... these two units are so closely related - they are practical to combine to gain higher understand and build on previous understanding. The abbreviated outline is here:

For more student directed learning I have included  SIGHT ILLUSION learning materials
to share during peer learning.

The  introduction labs explore observations of color and white light using the ROY-G-BIV color wheels ( ) and a color sight assessment ( at provides a demonstration to determine blindness.

Students close out this intro/review lesson by taking photos of their own eyes (face forward) for closer examination of eye characteristics among small groups - This activity is a great ice breaker for students who have not worked with each other previously...  eye observations can turn into a fun guessing game and a great way to start discussion on heredity... 
Available worksheets (low to advanced) for writing and reading comprehension to support science report writing:
Page 6

online task are also available...

Lisa Mozer
Lisa Mozer
340 Activity Points

Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:17 AM

Wow! Great lesson. This looks very engaging. I will have to "borrow" your idea for taking pictures of their eyes. I have students pair up and turn the lights off and on for them to see their pupils constricting and then opening wide. For the hereditary piece, you could have them look up the rarest eye color and hair color combinations.

Pamela Dupre
Pamela Dupre
84071 Activity Points

Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:06 PM

Wow! Your lesson ideas are great! Hopefully I will be able to use them in my classroom!

Alexandra and Liza .
Alexandra and Liza
300 Activity Points

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