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ScienceChapter 9

Light

QuestionAnswer
Light is a form of energy that you can see
Opaque a material that blocks light from passing through it
Transparent a material that allows light to pass through it
Translucent a material that allows some light to pass through it but scatters the light in many directions
Shadow an area where light does not strike
Reflect light waves that bounce off the surfaces of most objects
Refract to bend; when light waves move at an angle from one transparent material to another
Lens a peice of curved glass, plastic, or other material that refracts light
prism a peice of glass or other transparent material that seperates white light into colors
Absorb when an object takes in some of the light that strikes their surface
concave and convex What are two kinds of lenses?
curved Refracted light makes objects look bent, broken, or __________________
it bends What happens when light travels through air, glass, and water __________________
bounce When light waves strike a mirror, they ________ back to your eyes
triangle What is a prism shaped like?
rain drops What acts like prisms that cause rainbows when it rains?
the light waves that are absorbed When you are looking at a colored object, what do you see?
the light it reflects and the color of the light shining on it What is the color of an object based on?
When you look at an object, reflected light goes into your eye. The lens (near the front of the eye) bends the light then your eye makes an image of the object but it is upside down. Your brain then flips the image. Explain how the human eye works when you look at an object.
Created by: LHunt03 on 2013-02-27



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