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Light and Shadow Leap Into Science resources for Early Elementary (1-3); Upper Elementary (4-5)

Posted 05/26/21 by Monique B

Light and shadows are all around us. Help your child gain an accurate understanding of this complex topic with these library resources and be sure to join us the week of June 7-June 11 2021 for our virtual program on light and shadow activities for children. Register to receive educational materials to explore this illuminating topic for children and their caregivers.

A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed.  Need help with your card or PIN?  Contact your nearest location.  Need a new card?  

Cover of A Ray of Light

A Ray of Light

Cover of Science Experiments with Light

Science Experiments with Light

hoopla eBook
Cover of Light and Color: Discovering Science Through Facts and Fun

Light and Color: Discovering Science Through Facts and Fun

Cover of The Science of Color: Investigating Light

The Science of Color: Investigating Light

Cover of The Cave of Shadows

The Cave of Shadows

Cover of Light Waves

Light Waves

Cover of Experiments with Light and Color

Experiments with Light and Color

Cover of Make It Glow!

Make It Glow!

Cover of Exploring the Science of Light

Exploring the Science of Light

Research Tools

Explora Primary Schools (K-5)

Provides safe, trustworthy research materials for class projects or homework on a variety of topics.

School information
Grade Levels: elementary school
Subjects: art/music, English/language arts, geography, history, math, science and social studies

Third-Party Provider: EBSCO

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Features: With hoopla digital, customers can borrow, instantly stream and download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics with a valid library card. 20 checkouts per month.
Need help? Try our online chat or check out hoopla's help section.

Third-Party Provider: Midwest Tape

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Scholastic Teachables™

Scholastic Teachables™ is an online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials for Prek-6th grade! Teachables™ has 25,000 classroom resources to supplement any subject including leveled mini-books, fun clip art, plus skill and activity sheets.

Third-Party Provider: Scholastic

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Features: View educational videos, read articles, find experiments to try, take quizzes and explore trustworthy related websites on a variety of science topics including Earth, space science, life science, health and the human body, physical science, and tech, math and engineering. Also offers lesson plans, quizzes and projects for teacher use.

School information
Grade Levels: elementary school, middle school and high school
Subjects: geography, health, math, science and technology

Third-Party Provider: Scholastic

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Interested in a digital classroom collection list for your classroom on a different topic? Complete our teacher collection request form or call any location for help.