Light and Sound
This unit is mainly taught using our text.  See our curriculum sheets for additional information.

Central Questions

  • How can we describe sound?
  • How can we describe light?
  • How can we describe and measure vibrations and waves?


  • Describe sounds in terms or their properties.
  • Explain how sounds are made.
  • Describe light from a light source in terms of its properties.
  • Explain how light illuminates objects.
  • Explain how shadows are made.
Lesson Plans/Units
Sound Theme Page

Now Hear This  Unit Plan from the Sample Core Curriculum for Michigan Schools

Stomp Online

Light, Color and Optics Lesson Plans

Online Activities/Projects/Background Information

The Soundry

Science of Light: Teacher's Lab

Science of Sound

Science in Action    (click on LIGHT)

Optics for Kids



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