Do you need differentiated light waves stations activities for your Waves unit? Perfect for a middle school physical science class studying absorption, reflection and refraction. This resource will help you reach and assess your students in a multitude of ways. This resource includes 7 stations with minimal prep involved. There is a printable version, editable PowerPoint version and a Digital Google Slides™ version that will help you save on time and paper!
The 7 types of stations include:
1. Discover – Students will research information about the way shapes of mirrors affect light waves.
2. Observe – Students will observe the way a coin looks in a glass of water from different perspectives.
3. Experiment – Students will perform a mini experiment with a flashlight to see how light interacts with matter in reference to absorption, reflection and refraction.
4. Write – Students will explain their answers in 2-3 sentences.
5. Create – Students will draw their own examples of reflection, refraction and absorption. Then, they will explain.
6. Sort – Students will sort examples of reflection, refraction and absorption into their appropriate categories.
7. Quiz – Students will answer a mix of 8 true/false, multiple choice and short answer questions.
*Each station should take students between 8-10 minutes to complete.*
The RESOURCE includes:
- Digital Google Slides™ link to perform stations online.
- Printable version of stations in color and black/white
- Editable PowerPoint version of stations.
⭐ Transparent, translucent and opaque
⭐ Reflection, refraction and absorption
⭐ How can we see color?
*Please note that the instructions for stations are editable but clip art, special fonts and formatting are not.*
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