What happens when various objects come in contact with a beam of light? Why do some objects block light? What does it mean to be transparent, translucent, opaque, and reflective? This lesson gives students a basic introduction into those key vocabulary words through an investigation with light.

Learning Objectives


  • Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.


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