Properties of Light

Students begin their investigation of light by observing that an object's shape and color can be seen only when enough light reflects from the object to our eyes. They use a cloud of chalk dust to see how light travels in straight lines. Finally, they experiment with flashlights in order to determine which objects are good reflectors.

Student Resources

Learn by Reading

For additional content-area reading, check out the Houghton Mifflin Science eBook: Grade 3, Unit F, pages 58–59.