Uncover the Dual Nature of Light Using Modeling and
Los Angeles Convention Center - 514
Take home an NGSS unit where students test the
wave and particle model against phenomena and engage in scientific
argumentation, uncovering the nature of light!
Takeaways: 1. Teachers will walk away with a multi-lesson unit that has students testing the particle and wave model of light against phenomena and engaging in argumentation (including lesson plans, student handouts, and a summative assessment with rubric); 2. The material allows students to investigate multiple wave-like phenomena (e.g. diffraction, interference, polarization) and particle-like phenomena (e.g. Plank’s Blackbody Radiation solution, the photoelectric effect, the Compton Effect, and the Bohr Model) of light; and 3. Teachers will be provided with research-based student argumentation strategies and support materials that encourage students to go beyond “Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning.”
Justin Fournier (Cypress High School: Cypress, CA)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
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Nature of Light Lesson Sequence
A Google Drive folder of all materials (activities, pre-activities, supplemental materials, summary, and pacing guide) for the "Nature of Light" lesson sequence discussed and reviewed in this session.