Fourth graders in Stephanie Uhrich’s class at Saluda Elementary School have been using science to enhance literacy instruction.

Students have been studying light and what makes items translucent, transparent or opaque as well as seeing how light waves react in different mediums and what happens to light waves when they pass through translucent or transparent items. Students have also been learning what happens to light waves when they strike opaque items.

Using this knowledge, students created puppets to match fables from literacy. The students have been working on theme while reading fables in English Language Arts.