Jessie, a scientist at the Sanford Lab, is stuck “between a rock and a dark place”. Students imagine themselves in an underground drift and conduct investigations related to light and sound to devise an engineering solution to enable Jessie to communicate with others at a distance.
Between a Rock and a Dark Place-- Light and Sound
1-PS4-1 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
1-PS4-2 Construct an evidence-based account for how objects can be seen only when illuminated.
1-PS4-3 Plan and carry out an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
1-PS4-4 Design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.
2-PS1-1 Plan and carry out an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
2-PS1-2 Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
K-2- ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.