S8P5:Students will explore the 3/28/12wave nature of sound D. Goldsberryand electromagneticradiation.
a. Identify the characteristics of electromagnetic and mechanical waves.b. Describe how the behavior of light waves is manipulated causing reflection, refraction diffraction, and absorption. 3/28/12c. Explain how the human eye sees objects and colors in terms of wavelengths. D. Goldsberryd. Describe how the behavior of waves is affected by medium (such as air, water, solids).
What happens when a wave 3/28/12runs into a differentmedium? D. Goldsberry
1.Reflection2.Refraction 3/28/123.Diffraction D. Goldsberry4.Interference5.Polarization
occurs when a wave strikes an object and bounces off occurs with all types of waves 3/28/12 obeys the Law of Reflection – the D. Goldsberry angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection
amount of refraction depends on the wavelength of the light: 3/28/12 red light is bent the least D. Goldsberry violet light is bent the most white light can be separated into colors by refraction in a prism