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Glossary of 6th grade science--Light

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opaque
not transmitting light
transmitted
light that passes through matter
wavelength
the distance between the crest of one wave and the crest of the next wave
absorbed
light that is trapped by matter
reflected
light that is bounced off the surface of an object
frequency
the number of waves that pass by a point each second
intensity
the brightness of a light
electromagnetic spectrum
the arrangement of waves of radiant energy in order of wavelength and frequency
translucent
allowing some light through, but scattering the light
transparent
allowing light to pass through without scattering the light
beaker
to measure

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