What is Scattering? - Definition & Examples


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Despite what many young children believe, the air is full of _____, which are among the greatest causes of scattering.

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1. Scattering occurs when energy waves are forced to depart from a _____ path due to imperfections in the medium.

2. Scattering is responsible for the _____ color of the clear, daytime sky.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through several fill-in-the-blank questions, you'll be asked to display your knowledge of subjects such as the contents of air and information about scattering.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Anticipate being questioned about:

  • Causes of scattering
  • How and when scattering occurs
  • Scattering's impact on the sky
  • Ways scattering affects medical practice
  • Lasers and scattering

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about impacts of scattering
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about light in a different manner
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related scattering lesson

Additional Learning

Our corresponding lesson, What is Scattering? - Definition & Examples, will expose you to more information on scattering. The goal of the lesson is to cover objectives like:

  • What scattering is exactly
  • Examples of scattering
  • The mechanics of scattering