Light Waves: Reflection, Refraction, and Absorption Quiz
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Light Waves: Reflection, Refraction, and Absorption Quiz

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What is the term used to describe the bouncing back of light rays when they strike a surface?

Reflection

When light travels in a straight line and hits an object, what might occur?

all of the above

Which property of light allows you to see your image in a mirror?

Reflection

What happens when light rays hit an object and bounce back as they strike its surface?

<p>Reflection happens</p> Signup and view all the answers

If light is traveling in a straight line and hits an object, what process may cause it to change direction?

<p>Refraction</p> Signup and view all the answers

This process is called the bending of light.

<p>Scattering</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do you see your image in a mirror?

<p>Reflection</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens to light when it hits an object and bounces back?

<p>Reflection</p> Signup and view all the answers

This process is the absorption of light in an object.

<p>Diffraction</p> Signup and view all the answers

Is a type of lens with thicker at the middle part

<p>Smooth and shiny</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the speed of light in a vacuum?

<p>$299,792,458$ meters per second</p> Signup and view all the answers

When light hits an object, what term is used if some of the light is absorbed and not transmitted or reflected?

<p>Absorption</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Properties of Light

  • Light travels in a straight line at a speed of approximately 299,792,458 meters per second or 186,282 miles per second in a vacuum.
  • It takes about eight minutes for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth.

Reflection of Light

  • When light rays hit an object and bounce back as they strike a surface, it is called reflection.
  • Mirrors with smooth and shiny surfaces form good images because they are good reflectors.
  • Reflection occurs when light bounces back from a surface, allowing us to see our image in a mirror.

Other Properties of Light

  • Light can also be refracted, transmitted, absorbed, scattered, or diffracted when it hits an object or is blocked.
  • The properties of light can be observed when it interacts with an object or is blocked.

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Test your knowledge on the behavior of light waves through reflection, refraction, and absorption. Explore concepts such as transmission, diffraction, and the properties of light when it interacts with different mediums.

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