Light

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From waves and lasers to lenses and colors, Light explores the basic science concepts involved in seeing, using, and understanding this form of energy. Each book in the Science Q&A series illustrates how science touches and shapes our daily lives. Spectacular color images highlight fascinating facts that will engage and excite young minds. In addition, each book offers exciting challenges and hands-on activities. This captivating series leads to an understanding and appreciation of the important role that ...

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Overview

From waves and lasers to lenses and colors, Light explores the basic science concepts involved in seeing, using, and understanding this form of energy. Each book in the Science Q&A series illustrates how science touches and shapes our daily lives. Spectacular color images highlight fascinating facts that will engage and excite young minds. In addition, each book offers exciting challenges and hands-on activities. This captivating series leads to an understanding and appreciation of the important role that science plays in the world around us.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590369470
  • Publisher: Weigl Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: Science Q and A Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

What is light? 4

Why is light important? 6

How do we use light? 8

Is light a particle or a wave? 10

How fast does light travel? 12

What is invisible light? 14

What is infrared light? 16

What are lasers? 18

What are absorption, reflection, and transmission? 20

Why do some objects cast shadows? 22

What are fiber optics? 24

What are the primary colors? 26

What gives objects their colors? 28

What is refraction? 30

How do people see light? 32

How do our eyes adjust to light? 34

How does the eye see color? 36

What are optical illusions? 38

How do lenses help people see? 40

What is Lasik? 42

Light careers 44

Young scientists at work 45

Take a light quiz 46

Fast Facts 47

Glossary/Index 48

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