Thursday, January 28, 2010

Science Experiment: Transparent, Translucent or Opaque

I gathered a number of items from around the house
and put them all into a ziploc bag with a flashlight. Then
before letting the kids sort, I made sure they saw examples
and understood the difference between something that

transparent: you can see obects clearly through and light passes through
translucent: you cannot clearly see objects, but light passes through
opaque: light does not pass through

I was surprised by a number of objects that I assumed
would be opaque, but actually turned out to be translucent!

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