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K-3 Physical Science II Video

The Physical Science II video for grades K-3 is a program for elementary teachers that covers heat, light, sounds and magnetism and electricity. The video includes a printed outline for teachers with lesson plans, observational activities and experiments.

Section 1 - Heat (8 min)

  • Sources of Heat
  • Use of thermometers, scientific methods
  • Heat transfer by conduction
  • Conductors and insulator

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Section 2 - Light (17 min)

  • Sources of light
  • Transmission through different materials
  • How a magnifier works
  • Shadows
  • Colors - pigments, light

Section 3 - Sound (19 min)

  • Sources of sound
  • Nature of sound
  • Intensity, frequency and pitch
  • Relationship of length, tension and mass to pitch
  • Simple instruments
  • How vocal chords work
  • Sound travels through matter
  • Echoes
  • How the ear works (safety)

Section 4 - Magnetism / Electricity (19 min)

  • Types of magnets
  • What is a magnet?
  • Testing materials
  • Making magnets
  • Interacting poles
  • The earth's magnetic field
  • The compass
  • Field lines
  • The nature of electricity
  • Simple circuits
  • Testing materials
  • Electromagnets
  • Magnetism vs. electricity
  • Use of electricity and conservation
  • Safety

View a sample project from the "Physical Science K-3" section in the teacher handbook.

Grades: K-3, Running Time: 1 hr. 5 min. Format: VHS. Copyright: 1986.
Includes: Printed teaching outline.

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