4th Grade Light Module

The 4th Grade Light Module is an engaging interactive activity to teach students the about properties of 4th Grade Light through several experiments that measure light, discover how light travels, and explore the electromagnetic spectrum. Teachers check out a CERT 4th Grade Light kit which contains components for 8 stations.  The module also includes a link to an instructional video for teachers to watch to learn how to set up the activity.  A classroom instructional video is then used to guide the students through the activity.

This module links directly with the science curriculum “Essential Standards and Clarifying Objectives” for 4th grade.  Specifically, it aligns with the Forces and Motion standard, 4.P.3. To request a CERT Light and Wave kit or additional information, please contact us at CERT@ncat.edu

Getting Started:

1.Read the Educator Introduction document and watch the Educator Preparation video found under “Basic Module” below
2.Determine which date you will use the kit
3.Contact CERT@ncat.edu to have a kit delivered the day before you will use it

Basic Module:

CERT Educational Series, 4th Grade Light, Educator Introduction.docx

CERT Educational Series, 4th Grade Light, Educator Introduction.mp4 video: Short instructional video for teacher to explain set-up and classroom preparation

CERT Educational Series, 4th Grade Light, Step-by-Step Set-up Instructions.pdf: notes to guide you during class delivery

Classroom videos for the CERT 4th Grade Light module (.mp4) (coming soon)

CERT Educational Series, 4th Grade Light Student Lab Sheet.docx

CERT Educational Series, 4th Grade Light Student Lab Sheet.docx 

Kit containing the components for 8 individual experimental set-ups for the classroom (kit contents listed below):

8 lamps

1 Large Storage Envelope containing white paper, black paper, and aluminum foil (10 each)

A notebook with all documents (and a memory stick containing all files)

18 light meters (in two separate storage boxes

Power box for gas tubes

Three gas tubes

35 Rainbow Glasses

4 power strips

4 extension cords

Portable mouse

Power Point presentation of video.  These are provided to allow the educator to make variations if desired.

CERT Educational Series, 4th Grade Light.pptx