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# Q:Is the pencil really bending? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Q:Is the pencil really bending? . A: No, light waves are bent as they move from the air into the water. This causes the pencil to look like it is in two pieces. . What is the science word for bending? . Refracting . What is happening to the light as it hits the mirror? .

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### Q:Is the pencil really bending?

A: No, light waves are bent as they move from the air into the water. This causes the pencil to look like it is in two pieces.

Refracting

### What is happening to the light as it hits the mirror?

The light is bouncing off the mirror because it is a smooth shiny surface.

### Q: Why do you see your reflection in the mirror?

A: You see your reflection in the mirror because the light waves bounce directly back to your eye.

A: Reflect

### Q: What happens as the white light passes through the prism?

Q: When the white light passes through the prism (glass crystal), each color of light bends differently and separates to form a rainbow.

### Q:Why Does a Banana Look Yellow?

A: When light hits a banana, the banana reflects yellow light and absorbs the other colors of light.

### Q: How is a shadow created?

A: A shadow is created when opaque (solid) objects block light waves.