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Light and Reflections Light What is light? Light is made of billions of tiny particles called photons. Among the different photons that are in visible light, the ones that have the longest wavelength look red to us, and the ones that have the shortest wavelength look blue to us. All colors come from different wavelengths of light like the rainbow. Most of the light on Earth comes to us from the Sun. The Sun shoots out billions of photons every second in all directions, and the ones that happen to be pointed toward the Earth come here.

Reflections

PLACE PHOTO HERE, OTHERWISE DELETE BOX When light hits a surface, some of it

bounces off or is reflected. Mirrors are very shiny surfaces designed to reflect nearly all the light that hits them. When you look in a flat mirror, you see a reflection of yourself which is the same size as you but back to front. When you look in a curved mirror (either concave or convex) your reflection is usually a different shape and size to you.


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