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This printable supports Next Generation Science Standards Disciplinary Core Idea PS4.B and NGSS 1-PS4-3.

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Materials in a Beam of Light (Grade 1)

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Materials in a Beam of Light

1. 
You use a flashlight to shine a beam of light at a glass of apple cider. Which path will the light most likely follow?
Fall - Hot Cider - Small
  1. all of the light will pass through the apple cider
  2. some of the light will pass through the apple cider
  3. the apple cider will change the direction of the light
  4. the apple cider will block the light from passing through
2. 
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Macy has four objects. Each one is made from a different material. She shines a light beam at each material. She writes her observations in the table.
ObjectLight Path
Ablocked
Bchanged direction
Cpartly blocked
Dpassed through

One of the objects is made of clear plastic. Which object is most likely clear plastic?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
3. 
You use a flashlight to shine a beam of light at mirror. Which path will the light most likely follow?
  1. all of the light will pass through the mirror
  2. some of the light will pass through the mirror
  3. the mirror will change the direction of the light
  4. the mirror will block the light from passing through
4. 
Max and Julie are investigating light. Max holds a metal cymbal in front of a wall. Julie uses a flashlight to shine a beam of light at the cymbal. Which best explains what they will observe on the wall?
Instrument - Cymbals
  1. light will pass through the cymbal and light up the wall behind it
  2. light will be will blocked by the cymbal and light up the wall behind it
  3. light will pass through the cymbal and create a shadow on the wall
  4. light will be will blocked by the cymbal and create a shadow on the wall
5. 
Use the table to answer the question.

Kevin has four objects. Each one is made from a different material. He shines a light beam at each material. He writes his observations in the table.
ObjectLight Path
Ablocked
Bchanged direction
Cpartly blocked
Dpassed through

One of the objects is a block of wood. Which object is most likely wood?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

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