These papers and lampshade are translucent. This means that they let some light pass through them.

Glass is transparent. That means that it lets light pass through it completely.

These cards sun hat and wood are opaque materials. This means that they do not let light pass through them.

Gold and silver reflect light.





These objects make light using electricity, batteries, or flame of a candle.

This is the spectrum. It is made up of seven colours:
If you spin it very quickly it nearly turns white - like white light!


When we put a paint brush in water it looked as though the brush had split in two. In fact it has not. The effect of light on water causes this.

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