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INTRODUCTION TO LIGHT

We can only see objects when light shines on them or if the object makes its own light. Light can pass through transparent objects, but light cannot pass through opaque objects. Objects that only some light can pass through are called translucent.

To better understand how light works…

INTRODUCTION TO LIGHT. We can only see objects when light shines on them or if the object makes its own light. Light can pass through transparent objects, but light cannot pass through opaque objects. Objects that only some light can pass through are called translucent. To better understand how light works…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

We need light to see things.

run rising and shining light

To see anything in the dark, you need to have light shining on it. Objects that make light are called light sources. The sun is our planet’s main light source.

We need light to see things. To see anything in the dark, you need to have light shining on it. Objects that make light are called light sources. The sun is our planet’s main light source.
run rising and shining light

There are many different light sources in our world.

lamp shade in a house illuminates the room

Light sources can be natural like lightning or made by people like a flashlight. Some sources of light can be inside the house like lamps and a TV screen. Other light sources can be outside the house like car headlights or a campfire.

There are many different light sources in our world. Light sources can be natural like lightning or made by people like a flashlight. Some sources of light can be inside the house like lamps and a TV screen. Other light sources can be outside the house like car headlights or a campfire.
lamp shade in a house illuminates the room

Some objects are transparent.

diagram of transparent material

Light passes through some objects but not others. If you shine a f