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LIGHT !

LIGHT !

from bonfires to lasers

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Sources of light

Sources of light

Hot objects give out light.

A bonfire

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The Sun

The Sun

Sunset in Venice

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Stars

Stars

Stars and galaxies give out light.

Picture: Liverpool Telescope

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Lightning

Lightning

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A worm living in dark caves sends out light from its tail.

A worm living in dark caves sends out light from its tail.

Liquid droplets form a string of shining beads to attract insects.

tail of worm

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Some cold things give out light:

Some cold things give out light:

some fungi

glow worms

light sticks

LEDs

glow-in-the-dark stickers

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How do we see light sources?

How do we see light sources?

Light travels from a source to our eyes.

We can see sources in a dark room.

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Can we see in the dark?

Can we see in the dark?

If there is no light

we cannot see anything!

Lets try a test

Put a few small objects into the black bag-----

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How do we see things that are not sources of light?

How do we see things that are not sources of light?

Light bounces off

and some reaches our eyes.

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On the look out !

On the look out !

How do you know that the baby squirrel watches as it feeds?

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Reflection

Reflection

When light bounces off something

we say the light is reflected.

We can try this with

rough surfaces

and shiny surfaces.

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Reflection

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Shiny surfaces

Shiny surfaces

Light is reflected as a beam and can be seen on the wall.

mirror

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Move the mirror

Move the mirror

The light reaches a different place on the wall.

wall

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Look in a mirror

Look in a mirror

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