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The Study of Light - What is Light?

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The Study of Light - What is Light?

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Light is a form of energy. It is made up of electromagnetic waves. Some of the waves can be seen with the naked eye such as with a rainbow while others cannot be seen. The entire range of light is known as the electromagnetic spectrum.

1.
This is known as the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye.
Visible light spectrum
Laws of Light
Law of Reflection
Optical illusion
The Visible light spectrum is known as the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye. Answer (a) is correct
2.
The angle of bounced light will be equal to the angle in which the light first touched the surface. This is known as ____________.
Laws of Light
Law of Reflection
Law of Refraction
Newton's Law
The Law of Reflection states that the angle of bounced light will be equal to the angle in which the light first touched the surface. Answer (b) is correct
3.
A rainbow is an example of a light’s ___________.
refraction
reflection
electromagnetic wave
law
A rainbow is an example of a light’s electromagnetic wave. Answer (c) is correct
4.
Light travels at the speed of ___________.
186,000 miles per second
106,000 miles per second
196,000 miles per second
108,000 miles per second
Light travels at the speed of 186,000 miles per second. Answer (a) is correct
5.
Which of the following colors is NOT a part of the visible light spectrum?
Red
Yellow
Orange
Brown
Red, yellow and orange are all part of the visible light spectrum. That leaves the color brown which is NOT part of the spectrum. Answer (d) is correct
6.
Dense mass will do this to light.
Block its ability to be absorbed
Angle the light away from the mass
Slow the speed down
Allow the light to be reflected
Dense matter will slow down the speed of light. Answer (c) is correct
7.
When you can see light it is referred to as being ______.
reflective light
visible light
a prism
translucent
When you can actually see light, it is referred to a being “visible light.” Answer (b) is correct
8.
The study of light is called _____.
prism
optics
spectrum
reflection
The study of light is called optics. Answer (b) is correct
9.
All objects are capable of _______.
absorbing light
refracting light
reflecting light
blocking light
All objects are capable of reflecting light. Answer (c) is correct
10.
The first optic lens was developed by_______.
ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians
Sir Isaac Newton
Aristotle
ancient Assyrians and Romans
The first optic lens was developed by ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians. Answer (a) is correct
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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