Presentation on theme: "Light Reactions 7 th Grade Chapter 7. Colors in the world The color of the objects we see in the natural world is a result of the way objects interact."— Presentation transcript:
Colors in the world The color of the objects we see in the natural world is a result of the way objects interact with light. When a light wave strikes an object, it can be absorbed, reflected, or refracted by the object. All objects have a degree of reflection and absorption.
Light Affects In the natural world, light can also be transmitted by an object. That is, light can pass through an object with no effect. Can you think of an example?
Absorption Light stops at the object and does not reflect or refract. Objects appear dark or opaque. Example: wood
Reflection on a Smooth Surface Light bounces off the surface of a material at an angle equal to the angle of the incoming light wave Example: glass
Reflection on a Rough Surface Light waves bounce off at many angles because the surface is uneven. Example: the Earth (that’s why the sky is blue).
Refraction Light goes through the object and bends at an angle. Example: Diamond