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Primary Junior Science & Technology Teacher Resources

Classroom and teacher resources for 1-6.

Light and Sound

Grade 4: Understanding Matter & Energy

Hands-On Kits

Light and Sound Science Kit.

Call Number: TBD

Covers the following:

Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections

Strand C: Light and Sound 

Using various materials, the properties of both light and sound will be explored. Students investigate how light can be emitted, absorbed, reflected, and refracted, and that there are both natural and artificial sources of light. Activities from this kit will also showcase how sound travels in waves through mediums, and the different ways objects interact with and even use properties from light and sound. This kit provides materials for four activities. 

Lesson Plans

Sound Vibrations from PBS LearningMedia

This lesson is designed to help students understand that vibrations are responsible for the sounds we hear.  Additionally, they learn that sound vibrations can travel through different mediums.

Sound Unit Lesson Guide from STEM NORTH

A series of lessons that build on each other.  Includes worksheets and rubrics for each lesson for teachers to use for assessment purposes.

Grade 4 Light Unit from Mrs. Cressman

Various light demonstrations and worksheets to go with them are provided in this resource. There are no direct instructions as this is a package for the students, however, the concept and materials are listed so it is easy to figure out how to do the demonstrations.

Online Video

Science Max Loudest Sound

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"Phil tries to bend the power of sound by making the loudest sound he can."


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"A short and concise video that explains transparency, translucency, opaqueness as well as refraction."

Science Max Light Challenge

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"Bending light to your will! Phil gets challenged to use light to solve a puzzle that gets more and more difficult."

Information Books: Light

Information Books: Sound