Grades 6-8 Physical Science: Light and Sound


Grades 6-8 Physical Science: Light and Sound

Take your children on a hands-on exploration of light, sound, and the electromagnetic spectrum with this multisensory study of physics! It’s time to experiment with physics in a fun and engaging way that your children will never forget! Highlights include over 30 hands-on experiments to engage your children and provide a multisensory exploration of light and sound. Each chapter includes current and active links to multiple videos, hands-on activities, experiments, readings, worksheets, charts, interactive websites, games, full-color high resolution graphics, and more!

This unit study is part of our physical science core curriculum series for grades 6-8. The time needed to complete this unit study will vary for each child, but you should expect to spend approximately 60 hours.

Take a peek inside:
Characteristics and properties of waves
Reflection, refraction, and diffraction
Wave interference
Standing waves and resonance
Interactions of sound waves
Listening devices
Speed of sound and sonic booms
Properties of sound
Doppler effect
Human and animal hearing
Ultrasound technology
Electromagnetic spectrum
Waves and particle models of light
Radio waves
FM and AM
Infrared rays
Ultraviolet rays
Gamma rays
Visible light
Transparent, translucent, opaque
Reflection and mirrors
Refraction and lenses
Light in art
The human eye
Telescopes and microscopes
and much more!

All activities in this unit study are presented in an easy to follow format with an active and updated web link. Click on the link and the best resources on the World Wide Web appear for your children. The links bring the world to your children by providing streaming videos, interactive web sites, educational games, audio files, and more. At Intellego Unit Studies, we believe in the varied learning styles and multiple intelligences of every child. That’s why all of our unit studies include reading and writing activities, videos, art, music, comparisons, drawing and painting, discussions, hands-on activities, art projects, full-color high resolution graphics, printable activity pages, and more!

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