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Light and Electricty Light and Electricty
Properties of Light and Electricity

 

Standard 4-5:              The student will demonstrate an understanding of the properties of light and electricity. (Physical Science)

 

Indicators

 

4-5.1       Summarize the basic properties of light (including brightness and colors).

4-5.2       Illustrate the fact that light, as a form of energy, is made up of many different colors.

4-5.3       Summarize how light travels and explain what happens when it strikes an object (including reflection, refraction, and absorption).

4-5.4       Compare how light behaves when it strikes transparent, translucent, and opaque materials.

4-5.5       Explain how electricity, as a form of energy, can be transformed into other forms of energy (including light, heat, and sound).

4-5.6       Summarize the functions of the components of complete circuits (including wire, switch, battery, and light bulb).

4-5.7       Illustrate the path of electric current in series and parallel circuits.

4-5.8       Classify materials as either conductors or insulators of electricity.

4-5.9      Summarize the properties of magnets and electromagnets (including polarity, attraction/repulsion, and strength).

4-5.10   Summarize the factors that affect the strength of an electromagnet.



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