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allows most light to pass through; clear image can be seen.
transparent
the bouncing of light off an object.
reflection
can grow plants, power cars, give things color, power satellites in space.
light energy
refelecting or absorbing all light; no image can be seen.
opaque
light travels this way.
straight line
the stopping of light when it hits a wall or other opaque object.
absorption
the bending of the path of light when it moves from one kind of matter to another.
refraction
allowing some light to pass through; blurry image can be seen.
translucent
this acts like a prism and causes a rainbow when sunlight hits it.
raindrop
a solid object that bends light; not a lens
prism
this is made up of the following colors-red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.
white light
the range of light energy that people can see.
visible spectrum
this is really all colors of light mixed.
white light
why do you see color?
you see color that is reflected back to your eyes. All other colors of white light are absorbed by the object.