Friday, January 7, 2011


Ok, I don't know French or even how to spell anything, but I know that we covered this stuff once, and now the topic is dawning on us again. This stuff will make a reappearance yet again like a shadow and someday, you will know what it is.

The vertical information is from Elemental Science Grammar Stage Physics and it is about LIGHT.  The horizontal page might be from Knowledge Box Central in conjunction with Apologia's Astronomy lessons. Or it may be from Jessica at Notebooking2Learn's yahoo group (now defunct but materials still available at and way more worth the effort and cost of the KBC resource).

So, the electromagnetic spectrum and color and light made their reappearance.  Now we think of light as energy. We are learning the definitions of reflection and refraction. Maybe by the time this material rolls around four more times in morphed formats before they graduate, they will understand more than your average joe. Who knows, they may use it in a career stage some day. What's wrong with expecting more for my childrens' education than the dumbing down of an ancient Prussian system that is way more broken than any amount of tax dollars can fix.

Note to self: first and second graders aren't necessarily going to remember that light energy travels through a vacuum, but 3rd and 4th graders may.

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