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Light and Circuits

TermDefinition
Absorb When light hits an object, the object takes in some of the light rays
Reflect When light hits an object and bounces back to our eyes
Refract When light passes through an object, it bends
Transmit Light passing through an object
Emit To produce light
Conductor Metals are good conductors because they allow electricity and heat to pass through them.
Insulator A material that does not allow electricity and heat to easily flow through it. The best insulators are made of rubber.
Circuit The path of the flow of electricity.
Series circuit A circuit that has one path for the electricity to flow through. If one bulb goes out, they all go out.
Parallel circuit A circuit that has multiple paths for the electricity to flow through and will continue to work if one of the bulbs go out.
Light Travels... In a straight line until it strikes an object
Open Switch Makes an incomplete circuit that does not work.
Closed Switch Makes a complete circuit that does work.
Electric Current The flow of electrons through a path (conductor).
Battery The supply or source of electrons to a circuit.
Prism A tool that refracts white light into its separate colors.
Medium A material or object.
Lens An curved transparent object used to refract light.
Created by: ccoipel