Our unit of study for the month of February is Light. In this unit, children will learn about light, darkness and shadows. In this unit, children have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of natural and man-mad sources of light. Activities throughout the unit prompt children to explore light, darkness and shadows with hands-on material as well as provide opportunities for children to make predictions and think about their world in increasingly abstract ways.
Light Dark Battery Day
Nocturnal Diurnal Sunglasses Reflection
Flame Lantern Opaque Shadow
Sun Electricity Rainbow Mirror
Flashlight Moon Transparent Translucent
Lightning Fire Heat
Unit 6: Light
Books to Read with Your Child
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Round Trip written by Ann Jonas
"A visual stunner....The format is wonderfully inventive—once the traveler arrives in the city, the book is flipped over and read back to the beginning, with the black-and-white pictures taking on new meanings....Sure to delight and fascinate."—Publishers Weekly.
All About Light written by Lisa Trumbauer
"Where does light come from? How does it travel? Light up children”s interest in physical science with this beginner”s look at a popular science subject."
Moonbear's Shadow written by Frank Asch
"Bear tries everything he can think of to get rid of his shadow."
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