fbpx

Cart

Topic – What Can You See Through?

How to share this Lesson/Activity with your Google Classroom:

  1. To share this lesson/activity with Google Classroom, click "Continue with Google" to get started.
  2. After logging in, click "Add to Google Classroom" to assign this lesson/activity to your students.

Read the Following Selection

Read the following selection, or click on the play button below to listen aloud.

What Can You See Through?

Transparent Objects

When you look through a clear glass window, you can see what is on the other side. This happens because light can pass right through the glass. Another way to say this is that clear glass transmits light. Materials or objects that transmit light are called transparent.

Translucent Objects

What happens when you look through a frosted glass window? You can see a little bit through the window, but you cannot clearly see what is on the other side. This happens because only a small amount of light is transmitted through the glass. Materials or objects that transmit only a little light are called translucent.

Opaque Objects

Can you see through a wooden door? No, the door does not let any light through. The wood absorbs the light instead of transmitting it. Materials or objects that absorb light are called opaque.


Now, show what you know!

Complete some questions about the reading selection by clicking “Begin Questions” below.