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Light Properties

5th Physical Science

A form of energy that moves in waves that can be detected with our eyes. light
Materials that do not let light pass through them. They block light. opaque
Materials that let light pass through easily. transparent
A material that only some light to pass through it. translucent
The bouncing of light rays off an object like a mirror. reflection
The bending of light rays as they passes through substances like water. refraction
A transparent material that separates white light into all of its colors using refraction. prism
The bending of light in other ways around barriers or openings. diffraction
Curved transparent object that refracts light. lens
A lens that is thicker at the center and thinner at the edges. Also known as positive lens. convex lens
A lens that is thicker at the edges and thinner at the center. Also known as negative lens. concave lens
The point where light rays meet after passing through a lens or mirror. focal point