35_Energy_BouncingBeams.pdf -- Demonstration: what will happen when a beam of light hits a mirror?
35_Energy_FunInTheSun.pdf -- How light affects photosensitive paper.
35_Energy_LightBenders.pdf -- Demonstration: what happens when light travels from one material to another.
35_Energy_SpotlightOnLight.pdf -- Demonstration: light travels in a straight line.
The Science of Sound -- Activities from Instructor magazine.
Magic SchoolBus Gets an Earful -- Game. Matching sounds with the things that make them.
Magic SchoolBus in the Haunted House -- Lesson plan. see - as well as hear - the results of vibrations in this activity
ScienceAThon Challenge: Catching Sunlight -- Students decide on a container to use as a solar collector. Then they determine how to maximize the amount of sunshine the collector catches by figuring out how to point it, what colors and textures to use on the inside surfaces, and how to insulate it.
ScienceAThon Challenge: How Quickly Can You Melt a Chocolate Chip Inside a Solar Cooker? -- Students decide on a container to use as a solar cooker. Then they consider how to melt a refrigerated standard-size milk chocolate chip that has been placed on the end of a toothpick inside the cooker in as short a time as possible. This includes figuring out how to reshape the container so that the heat from the sun is concentrated on the chocolate chip, deciding what colors and textures to use for lining inside surfaces and insulating the cooker, examining where to put the chocolate chip, and identifying how to point the cooker at the sun.
Magic SchoolBus Makes a Rainbow -- Lesson plan. Spin separate colors into a new color.
Magic SchoolBus Gets a Bright Idea -- Lesson plan. Explore refracting light.