Running time 2:36 minutes
Topics: The Nature of Science and Technology, Physics
Grades: 6 – 12
– Understands the concept “reflectivity”
Knowledge and Skills:
– Can create a chart for the collection of experimental results
– Can present experimental results clearly in written form
– Can design an experiment which compares behavior or characteristics of classes of objects or subjects
– Can measure light intensity
LESSON PLANS / ACTIVITIES:
- Requires students to use measurement skills, ratios, and geometry to find the volume of objects that are being made into models.
- Several problems that vary widely in difficulty level, so this activity can be easily differentiated if necessary.
- Problems could be cut up for math centers or to use as early finishers.
- Option to collaborate with an art teacher as one section has students creating their own models
- Requires students to determine the best way to evaluate and compare the reflectivity of several materials (that you provide).
- Students must create a hypothesis about the materials and develop of procedure for testing for reflectivity.
- Students are asked to describe their findings in a report to the chairman of a committee that is looking for new types of special effects for an upcoming movie.
- Good activity to fulfill argument writing requirement
COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS CORRELATIONS: