Light Energy | Forms of Energy Worksheets | Rainbow Science



Are you teaching about forms of energy and struggling to find print-and-go light energy reading passages? These light energy texts, videos, and skill pages will keep your students engaged and learning! Materials are geared toward the 2nd-4th grade classroom. Interactive digital version made for use with Google Slides included.

Reading passages and worksheets cover light energy, rainbows, how light helps us survive, artificial/ natural light, transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, reflection, refraction, absorption, and lenses. Comprehension and/ or skill pages included for each passage. Pages are easy to use with little to no prep (Rainbow experiment pages require minimal supplies).

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  • link for digital version made for use with Google slides
  • Video Posters: 2 posters with links to light energy videos included as well as a video viewing guide to complete while watching. (One poster with links and one with QR codes)
  • Vocabulary Posters: 18 vocabulary posters to accompany lessons on light energy. Perfect for a bulletin board or word wall. Posters include: energy, light energy, artificial light, natural light, transparent, translucent, opaque, spectrum, prism, wavelength, reflection, refraction, absorption, speed of light, concave, convex, lens.
  • Light Energy text: Read about light energy and complete 10 comprehension questions.
  • “How does light help us Survive?” text: Read about how light helps humans survive. Answer comprehension questions after reading.
  • “How are Rainbows Created?” text: Reading passage and rainbow experiment pages. Minimal supplies needed (water, clear cups, pencils, CD, flashlight, white paper)
  • “What is a Lens?” text: reading passage and comprehension questions page.
  • Transparent, Translucent, Opaque: Cut and paste statements into a fun foldable. Show what you learned by categorizing objects as transparent, translucent, or opaque.
  • Vocabulary Organizer: Fill in vocabulary graphic organizer charts as students learn new words. Two charts included.
  • “Natural or Artificial Light?” Worksheet: After learning about natural and artificial light sources, color these statements to show what you learned.
  • “Did you Know?” puzzle: Students will love learning more about light by solving these light puzzle questions.
  • Coloring Notes: Students love coloring notes! Review what you have learned with a coloring page meets graphic organizer. Three versions included for differentiation-full color poster, black/ white, or fill in the blank.
  • Project Choice Board: Extend students’ learning about light energy with a research project. Nine research ideas included as well as a grading rubric.


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