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Focus of the Week

This week students will be exploring a Physical Science standard. Students will explore and identify sources of energy and how it's used daily


Vocabulary Focus:


  • Light energy- a form of energy which our sense of sight can detect. It is made of electro-magnetic radiation and travels in a straight path


  • Heat energy-  a form of energy which transfers among particles in a substance (or system) by means of kinetic energy of those particles



  • Energy of motion- energy caused by the movement of atoms. Motion Energy is the total amount or required amount that is taken or used to cause an object's motion



It's time for an EXPERIMENT! 

Watch the Tellagami for instructions about this week's activities!

  • How can you "make" a shadow?
  • What is the light "source"?
  • What makes a sun shadow fall one direction at one time and another direction earlier or later in the day?
  • How is the shadow similar to the object you used to make it? How is it different?
  • How can you change the size of your shadow?
  • How can you change the shape of your shadow?
  • How can you change the position of your shadow?
  • What other questions do you have about shadows?
  • Do you have anything you would like to add about shadows?


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