Light Behavior

FQ: How can we classify objects based upon how light will pass through them?


  • A transparent material allows lights to pass through it
  • Objects can be seen clearly when viewed through transparent material
  • Examples: air, glass, water


  • A translucent material scatters or absorbs some light that strikes it and allows some of the light to pass through it
  • Objects appear blurry shapes when viewed through translucent material
  • Examples: wax paper, frosted class


  • An opaque material does not allow light to pass through, light is either reflected from or absorbed by an opaque material
  • Examples: wood, metas, thick paper
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Light Song


After the experiment, did your data support your hypothesis? Explain.