Sunday, August 7, 2016

Light and Sound Waves

These are some of the books and videos I'll be using to teach first graders about light and sound waves, as part of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Light Waves

Optical illusions allow readers to see something which isn't really there! 

Abbie Burgess was the daughter of a lighthouse keeper along the rocky Maine coast.  In the 1850s, she heroically kept the lights burning during a month-long storm while her father was away.  


Sound Waves

An amazing woman who figured out the mathematical equations to predict the patterns of vibrations that create sound.

This excellent biography of oceanographer Sylvia Earle includes information about sound and light waves in water.