Lesson 06 – Experiment: Refracted Light

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Refracted Light

Light slows down when it travels from air into a liquid. If light travels from air straight into water, it slows down but keeps moving in a straight line. If light enters water at an angle, it slows down and changes direction. This change in direction is called refraction. After light changes direction, it keeps moving in a straight line. The same thing happens when light travels through solid material such as glass. Try the experiment below to see refraction for yourself.

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