How Does Light Travel? - Lesson for Kids


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Scientists have discovered that _____ is the fastest thing in the world.

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1. The major differences between light and sound are their speed and _____.


How does light travel?

I. waves
II. particles
III. pulses

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How does light travel and how does it differ from the way sound travels? You'll need to know this type of information when you use this quiz/worksheet to check your understanding of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions contained on this quiz/worksheet cover:

  • What scientists have found to be the fastest thing on Earth
  • The differences between light and sound travel
  • How light travels
  • What light does when encountering some objects
  • What light is a form of

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the way in which light travels and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the way light and sound travel
  • Information recall - remember what light does when it encounters some objects
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to explain what light is a form of

Additional Learning

If you've answered these questions as quickly as light moves and want to learn more, you can by using the lesson called, How Does Light Travel? - Lesson for Kids. You'll read about:

  • What you could do if you were as fast as light
  • How fast light and sound travel
  • Why sound cannot be heard in space