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Have you ever looked around a corner using a mirror? Why is a red apple red and a yellow apple yellow? Why can light travel more easily through water than through milk? For answers check out the interactive table below. Click on any description to see the example.

Loss of Light Angle of Reflection Reflected Color

Analysis:
Journal Entry - Take out your science journal and answer the following question(s) (use drawings as appropriate):
  1. Which types of material allow most light rays to pass through them?
  2. Which types of material allow light to reflect back at the same angle as it hit?
  3. Why do we see colors?
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Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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