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Refraction

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Refraction of light causes objects to appear _______ than they really are.
refraction
______ happens when light passes from one medium to another (air to water)
speed
The change in _________ of the light wave as it hits the water causes the wave to bend or change direction
index of refraction
the ______ of ______ measures how much a light ray bends , or refracts
1
Air = ____
1.33
Water = ______
1.52
Glass=______
2.42
Diamond=________
prisms
________ are objects that refract or bend white light into the colors of the visible spectrum (rainbow)
rainbow
Water droplets in the air can act like prisms and produce a____________
hotter
In mirages, the air right above the road is ______ than the air higher up.
upward
In mirages, the light speeds up as it gets closer to the road and then bends ______, causing a mirage.
reflected
Your brain is tricked into thinking the road _______ the light, so the road looks like a smooth surface.
mirages
_________ are images caused by the refraction of light