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Dyches 5th Science

Vocabulary ~ Light

Reflection Light energy that bounces off a surface.
Light A type of electromagnetic radiation that can be seen.
Medium A substance through which energy or waves travel.
Refraction The bending of light rays as they pass from one substance to another.
Prism A transparent, three-dimensional shape used to separate white light into the color spectrum.
Visible Light Spectrum The mixture of colors of white light broken into their individual colors of the rainbow.
ROY G BIV Red ~ Orange ~ Yellow ~ Green ~ Blue ~ Indigo ~ Violet The individual colors of the rainbow.
Convex Lens A lens that is thicker in the middle and makes objects look BIGGER.
Concave Lens A lens that is thinner in the middle and makes objects look SMALLER.
Transparent Clear. All light can pass through.
Translucent Cloudy. Some light can pass through.
Opaque No light can pass through.