What is Refraction? - Definition, Causes & Examples


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Which of these uses a lens to refract light and form an image?

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1. When light bends as it passes through a transparent material, this is called _____.

2. Which color of light bends the most when it passes from air into water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding of refraction. To pass the quiz, you will need to be familiar with how various colors bend and other information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Facts about refraction of light
  • What happens when light passes through a glass and into water
  • Related vocabulary terms

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following skills:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the color that bends the most when passing from the air into water
  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related refraction lesson
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about items that use a lens to refract light from an item

Additional Learning

Learn about refraction by viewing the lesson What is Refraction? - Definition, Causes, & Examples. Objectives covered include:

  • Know the characteristics of electromagnetic waves
  • Review normal lines
  • Understand what causes rainbows