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Subject: Mathematics (K - 4), or Science (4)
Title: Geometric Shadows
Description: Students will identify objects as translucent, transparent, or opaque. Upon seeing the shadow of the opaque object, students will identify the geometric figure created by the shadow.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


Subject: Science (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Light Reflection and Absorption
Description: Students will examine various objects to determine if they reflect or absorb light. Students will first work with the teacher and look at various objects. Students will have the opportunity to test several items about the classroom. Then, students will create a PowerPoint slideshow using what they have learned.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: Mathematics (3), or Science (4)
Title: Translucent, Transparent, and Opaque Objects
Description: Students will become familiar with transparent, translucent, and opaque objects. Students predict whether items are transparent, translucent, or opaque. Finally, students will show what they have learned by producing a song, poem, cheer, rap, or comic strip.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: Science (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: How Are Rainbows Created?
Description: Students will discover how the rays of the sun produce colors. In addition, students will learn how water causes the sun's rays to bend, producing rainbows. Students will also explore rainbows by navigating the Internet.


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Subject: Science
Title: Magnify It!      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students view objects of various sizes from several viewing distances to discover that their visual field is limited. Students record what they see and compare their observations with classmates in an open, nonjudgmental forum. They have the opportunity to speculate about and experiment freely with magnifying glasses and also conduct more structured experiments.
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Grade Span: K,1,2



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