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Light and Optics Vocabulary Review

Physical Science - Middle School

 
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Key Vocabulary Terms © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4485 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. concave lens a lens that is thinner in the center than at the edges front of mirror back of mirror concave mirror a mirror with a surface that curves inward convex lens a lens that is thicker in the center than at the edges front of mirror back of mirror convex mirror a mirror with a surface that curves outward 2:13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 + - - + 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Visible Light electromagnetic spectrum all forms of electromagnetic radiation arranged by increasing frequency focal point focal point the point where light rays meet, or appear to meet, when reflected by a mirror or transmitted by a lens plane mirror a flat mirror that produces a upright, virtual image that is the same size as the object prism a transparent object, often triangular in shape, that breaks white light into its component colors real image object lens real image a copy of an object that exists without an observer, the image can be projected on a screen reflection light that bounces off a surface refraction light rays that bend as they move from one substance to another translucent a material that scatters light as it passes through; images seen through translucent materials may be blurry transparent a material that does not scatter light as it passes through mirror virtual image object virtual image an upright image that does not exist unless seen by an observer, cannot be projected on a screen
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