Black in the Spotlight
- Show examples of light absorption, reflection, transmission, or any combination of these phenomena.
- Use light intensity measurements to indicate whether a material absorbs, reflects, or transmits light.
OverviewHow does light interact with matter? In this fun hands-on lesson, you students explore how different materials transmit, absorb and/or reflect light. They create their own experiments to demonstrate these phenomena and use a phones' built-in light sensor and Google's Science Journal app to add quantitative data to their arguments.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Sabine De Brabandere, PhD, Science Buddies
For the class:
For each team of 2 to 4 students:
For each pair of teams:Cardboard box filled with:
Area of Science
Light reflection, absorption, and transmission; Light