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reflection

light bouncing off an object

light bouncing off an object

refraction

bending of light

bending of light

lens

a curved piece of clear glass or plastic that bends light rays

a curved piece of clear glass or plastic that bends light rays

convex lens

a lens that is thicker in the center and thinner at the edges, a shape that bends light inward

a lens that is thicker in the center and thinner at the edges, a shape that bends light inward

concave lens

a lens that is thinner in the center and thicker at the edges, a shape that bends light outward

a lens that is thinner in the center and thicker at the edges, a shape that bends light outward

magnify

to make an object appear larger than it is using a science tool

to make an object appear larger than it is using a science tool

medium

a substance through which energy or waves travel

a substance through which energy or waves travel

opaque

describes materials that do not let nay light pass through them

describes materials that do not let nay light pass through them

translucent

describes materials that let some light pass though, but not all

describes materials that let some light pass though, but not all

transparent

describes materials that let nearly all light pass though them

describes materials that let nearly all light pass though them

laser

a tool that creates a strong beam of light

a tool that creates a strong beam of light

light spectrum

the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that the human eye can see. ROY G BIV

the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that the human eye can see. ROY G BIV

illuminate

to supply or brighten with light

to supply or brighten with light

mirror

a reflective surface, now typically of glass coated with a metal amalgam, that reflects a clear image

a reflective surface, now typically of glass coated with a metal amalgam, that reflects a clear image

binoculars

an optical instrument with a lens for each eye, used for viewing distant objects

an optical instrument with a lens for each eye, used for viewing distant objects

prism

a glass bar that separates white light into the colors of the rainbow

a glass bar that separates white light into the colors of the rainbow

kaleidoscope

tube containing mirrors and pieces of colored glass or paper, whose reflections produce changing patterns that are visible through an eyehole when the tube is rotated

tube containing mirrors and pieces of colored glass or paper, whose reflections produce changing patterns that are visible through an eyehole when the tube is rotated

telescope

a usually tubular optical instrument for viewing distant objects by means of the refraction of light rays through a lens or the reflection of light rays by a concave mirror

a usually tubular optical instrument for viewing distant objects by means of the refraction of light rays through a lens or the reflection of light rays by a concave mirror

periscope

an apparatus consisting of a tube attached to a set of mirrors or prisms, by which an observer (typically in a submerged submarine or behind a high obstacle) can see things that are otherwise out of sight.

an apparatus consisting of a tube attached to a set of mirrors or prisms, by which an observer (typically in a submerged submarine or behind a high obstacle) can see things that are otherwise out of sight.

transmit

to permit (light, heat, etc.) to pass through a medium

to permit (light, heat, etc.) to pass through a medium

absorb

to take in something

to take in something