The Light Explorers Go on a Campout

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The Light Explorers Go on a Campout allows learners to take an active role in exploring with characters Liz and Sam as they investigate the anchor phenomena: light is needed to see things and some objects make their own light. The backyard campout is the perfect setting for experiencing and interacting with these phenomena! Readers will make choices about how light direction, distance, location, and brightness determine how well they can see an object. They will investigate which objects make their own light. Students will use models and carry out investigations right along with the characters to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about different light sources. Additionally, readers will gather evidence from investigations that light travels in a straight line. By the end of the e-book, students will be able to answer the driving question, “How is light used to see things?”

These e-books are highly interactive, self-directed learning experiences designed to augment understanding of science content. These e-books include high-resolution images, animations, videos, interactive simulations, and embedded assessment.

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