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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. . 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

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 happening to the light as it hits the mirror

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

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.



Q what happens as the white light passes through the prism

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

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

Q: How is a shadow created?

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