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What is Light?


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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence

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What is Light?

In this four-part activity, learners will discover the exciting world of light--the most important form of energy in our world--and be able to identify and describe different types of light. Learners examine incandescence and luminescence, fluorescence and phosphorescence, chemiluminescence, and bioluminescence. These light phenomena can be applied to the study of oceans.

Quick Guide


Learning Time:

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Chemistry of Life
    • Light and Optics
      • Sunlight and Color
      • Vibration and Waves
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Wave Properties
      • Light and Optics
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • COSEE Florida

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, ©2012

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation, 0827983
  • National Science Foundation, 0828142
  • National Science Foundation, 0827953
  • NOAA National Sea Grant
  • Office of Naval Research
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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