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Ch 5: 3rd Grade Science: Light & Sound

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to go over light and sound with your 3rd grade students. Our learning materials make science topics fun and exciting, and our easy-to-follow format can help your students improve their grades, study for an exam or complete their homework assignments.

3rd Grade Science: Light & Sound - Chapter Summary

Verify what your 3rd grade students know about light and sound by opening this chapter. Our instructors use effective learning strategies that promote focused learning to cover the properties of light, sound waves and lenses. Each lesson covers a single topic, such as white light, encouraging students to remain on task for the whole duration of the lesson. If students don't understand the lesson, they can always go back and review the materials at any time.

Chapter Topics

  • Wave properties
  • Characteristics of light
  • An explanation of how light travels
  • Sources of light energy
  • Convex and concave lenses
  • The spectrum and source of white light
  • Definition of sound energy
  • Traveling patterns of sound
  • The human voice and hearing
  • Hearing protection and damage
  • Biography of Alexander Graham Bell

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with sound and light will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about light and sound.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how the science of light and sound
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about sound and light
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about light and sound
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the light and sound topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about light and sound.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understand light and sound by completing the 3rd Grade Science: Light & Sound chapter exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 5: 3rd Grade Science: Light & Sound
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Properties of Waves: Lesson for Kids

1. Properties of Waves: Lesson for Kids

What did one ocean say to the other ocean? Nothing...it just waved! Whether in the ocean or moving through the air through sound or light, all waves have certain properties. This lesson will explain some basic properties of waves.

Properties of Light: Lesson for Kids

2. Properties of Light: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn how light is created. You'll also learn about the different properties of light by exploring how it behaves with objects in different ways: by reflecting, absorbing, or transmitting.

How Does Light Travel? - Lesson for Kids

3. How Does Light Travel? - Lesson for Kids

Nothing that we know of travels faster than light. But how exactly does light move so quickly? Does it travel in waves like sound or in little particles? In this lesson, we'll investigate the scientific facts behind how light travels.

Light Energy Sources: Lesson for Kids

4. Light Energy Sources: Lesson for Kids

Light is something that we do not always pay attention to, but we sure miss it when it is absent. It keeps us warm and helps us see the world. This lesson will explore light as an important energy source.

Concave & Convex Lenses: Lesson for Kids

5. Concave & Convex Lenses: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about both concave and convex lenses. We will explore how these types of lenses bend light to help people see things both near and far more clearly.

White Light: Definition, Source & Spectrum

6. White Light: Definition, Source & Spectrum

In this lesson, you will learn about what white light is made up of and how to extract the components of white light through the process of dispersion. You will look at some of the properties of white light, like the spectrum of wavelengths and frequencies that make it up.

Sound Energy: Lesson for Kids

7. Sound Energy: Lesson for Kids

Energy is all around us. We see it in light and feel it in heat, but what is it we hear? The answer is sound! Music, the mosquito buzzing in your ear, and the crack of the baseball bat are all examples of energy we can hear: sound.

How Does Sound Travel? - Lesson for Kids

8. How Does Sound Travel? - Lesson for Kids

Learn the secret to how sound can travel. Examine details of sound and how different objects create different sounds. Discover how sound can travel through water, air, or solids.

The Human Voice: Lesson for Kids

9. The Human Voice: Lesson for Kids

How are guitar strings and the human voice similar? Here is a hint: both rely on vibrations to make sound. Read this lesson to learn how the human voice is produced in the larynx using air and vibrations.

Sense of Hearing Lesson for Kids

10. Sense of Hearing Lesson for Kids

Our sense of hearing is one of the most empowering of the five senses. Come learn why hearing is important, how humans and animals hear, as well as what happens when someone doesn't have a sense of hearing.

Hearing Damage & Protection: Lesson for Kids

11. Hearing Damage & Protection: Lesson for Kids

Ears are amazing parts of the body that enable you to hear. In this lesson, learn how your ears work, discover how hearing can be damaged, and identify ways to protect your ears and sense of hearing.

Alexander Graham Bell Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography

12. Alexander Graham Bell Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography

Alexander Graham Bell worked on many scientific inventions, including the telephone. Read on to learn more about this inventor and the characteristics that led him to his greatest work.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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