Visibility of Light
In this activity, students will learn about the nature of light, make predictions about and assess its ability to
pass through various substances. Students will learn that the material of the object in the light's path will
determine the light's ability to pass through it.
Real World Science Topics:
- An evaluation of the function and purpose of light and its ability to reflect through certain substances
- A comparison of the translucency of certain substances and how each material determines light's ability
to pass through it
- An examination of the distance that light can travel and how light can be redirected from a mirror onto
After completing this activity, students should be able to explain light's ability to travel at varying distances.
They will be able to discuss the fact that light's ability to pass through an object depends on the material of
that object. Lastly, they should be able to describe how shining a light on a mirror can affect the direction of
Activity Difficulty Rating: 1
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