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  • Brighten Your Corner

     Grade 1


    brighten 2
    Program Description
    NEW THIS FALL!!... As your first graders investigate the role of light and its ability to enter different materials, they conduct simple, and sometimes group planned tests to detect and illustrate if light beams penetrate, reflect, bend, and other assigned descriptors. Additionally expect your student on-site exchanges to aid in their gaining greater insights into the vibes they sense from working under the influence of sound. Your visiting experience will be everything but quiet,... ear plugs are welcomed! Students walk away with tools and directions to create their very own music box! See you there!


    Pre-Visit Materials
    Lesson Plan
    Post Visit Materials

    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

    1-PS4-1 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.

    1-PS4-3 Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Plan and Carry Out Investigations

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    PS4.A: Wave Properties

     Cross Cutting Concepts

    Cause and Effect

     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
    SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
    M1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them