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Mirrors and Lenses Crossword

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A measure of how much a ray of light bends when it enters that material indexorefraction
a concave lens can only produce ______________ virtual images
an object positions determines whether a convex lens forms a __________ or a virtual image Real image
when parallel rays of light hit a smooth surface regular reflection
an image of a distant object caused by refraction of light mirage
an upright image that forms where light seems to come from virtual image
a mirror with a surface that curves inward concave mirror
the point at which rays parallel to the optical axis meet focalpoint
images formed by __________ are always smaller than the object convex mirror
a flat sheet of glass that has a smooth, silver colored coating on one side planemirror
a lens that is thinner in the center than the edges convexlens
an imaginary line that divides a mirror in half optical axis
when a parallel ray of light hit a bumpy surface diffuse reflection
a lens thicker in the center than the edges concavelens
a curved piece of glass or other transparent material lens
a copy of a image formed by a reflected or refracted rays of light image

Light Crossword

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Light travels fastest in this. Vacuum
Light slows down when it goes through a denser object. refraction
The angle of ____________is the same as the angle of refelction. incidence
An object that creates light. luminous
Used to create rays of light to investigate reflection and refraciton. raybox
The unit of measurment of the speed of light __________ per second. metres
The type wave that light travels in. transverse
Used by people to detect light. eyes
Focuses light in the eye. lens
A dark area caused by an object blocking light. shadow
The imaginary line at right angles to the mirror. normal
The shape of a lens used to focus light to a point. convex
Lets all light through. transparent
Lets some light through. translucent

Optics Crossword

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A type of optical telescope that uses a lens as its objective to form an image. refracting
Is an optical telescope which uses curved mirrors that reflect light and form an image. reflecting
The _____lens in a telescope focuses the light to a point in front of the eyepiece. objective
Another word for nearsightedness myopia
Images are formed behind the retina, not on it, and this causes close-up images to be blurry. hyperopia
The most common cause of blindness cataracts
The pupil gets____in bright light. smaller
The aqueous humour is the ____fluid, that fills the front part of the eyeball. clear
The ___ spot is where the optic nerve leaves the retina. blind
The coloured part of the eye. iris
The _____body is a circular muscle that enables the lens to change shape for focusing. ciliary
The _____is a layer of blood vessels that nourishes the eye. choroid
With refraction of light no image is formed when the object is at the_____point. focal
A lens that makes light rays come together is called a _____lens. convex
These lenses make light spread apart. concave
A _____and dark-coloured surface will absorb light the most. rough
Concave mirrors are also called _________mirrors converging
Your image will be upright, but much smaller than what you normally see in this kind of mirror. plane
The ability to let light rays in. transparent
Light can partially get through.. translucent
Allows no light to get through. Opaque
,Light can travel in a straight line just like _____. waves
When the sunlight passes from the air through rain droplets before reaching your eyes, what is this called? dispersion
Different _______of light have different wavelengths. colours
Where does the energy of the electromagnetic spectrum come from? sun
,As the wavelength gets shorter, both the frequency and energy _______. increase
Which rays are the highest forms of electromagnetic radiation? gamma
Waves where the particles of the medium vibrate with an up and down motion. transverse
What is the branch of science called that deals with the study of waves that travel through the Earth? seismology
What kind of wave can you see on the water on a windy day? surface

Mirrors and Lenses Crossword Puzzle

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A copy of an object formed by reflected or refracted rays of light. Image
A flat sheet of glass that has a smooth, silver-colored coating on one side. Plane Mirror
The image you see in a plane mirror. Virtual Image
A mirror with a surface that curves inward like the inside of a bowl. Concave Mirror
An imaginary line that divides a mirror in half. Optical Axis
The point at which rays parallel to the optical axis reflect and meet. Focal Point
An upside-down image formed where rays of light meet. Real Image
A mirror with a surface that curves outward. Convex Mirror
An image of a distant object caused by the refraction of light. Mirage
A curved piece of glass or other transparent material that refracts light. Lens
A lens that is thinner in the center than at the edges. Concave Lens
A lens that is thicker in the center than at the edges. Convex Lens

IPC Crossword

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the maximum displacement of particles during wave motion amplitude
the angle between the normal and the incident ray angle of incidence
the angle between the normal and the reflected ray angle of reflection
the angle between the normal and the refracted ray angle of refraction
the range of frequencies humans can hear auditory range
a series of alternating reinforcements and cancellations produced by the interference of the waves of different frequencies beats
the border where 2 different media come into contact boundary
the center of an imaginary circle of which the mirror or lens is an arc center of curvature
a wave in which wave energy causes both transverse and longitudinal motion circular wave
a space in which particles have been pushed together compression
a diverging lens thinner in the middle than at the edges which causes refracted rays to diverge producing a virtual image concave lens
a converging or parabolic mirror on which reflected rays converge at the focal point concave mirror
a harmonious sound created by the interference of waves consonance

Light and Optics Crossword

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Light is a form of Energy
Light travels in __________ lines straight
Light traveling at an angle from one medium to another is called refraction
Light changing direction when contacting a surface is known as reflection
Rays reflected in parallel form a ___________ reflection regular
Rays reflected in a scattered patter form a _______________ reflection Diffuse
Materials that do not allow any light to pass through it Opaque
materials that allow some light to pass through them translucent
Materials that allow all light to pass through them transparent
electricity traveling through a filament incandescent
electricity running through a glass tube filled with gas fluorescent
Species that create their own light using a chemical reaction bioluminescent
energy stored in cells and released later phosphorescent
Objects that produce their own light luminous
Objects that do not produce their own light nonluminous
produces light without wasting energy as heat energyefficient
a mirror that curves inwards concave
a mirror the curves outwards convex
a flat mirror plane
angle of ________________= angle of reflection incidence

Science Crossword (Chapter 5)

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Old model that light was fast moving tiny particles eventually absorbed by the eye ParticleModelofLight
A model that represents light as a straight line or ray that indicates the light path as it travels including reflection off mirrors or refracting through lenses RayModel of ilght
light passes through freely Transparent
allows only some light to pass through Translucent
allowing no light to pass through Opaque
Occurs when light is blocked in specific areas shadows
When light strikes a surface and bounces off Reflection
the ray that approaches a surface incident
imaginary line perpendicular to the surface being struck by light Normal
angle between the incident ray and the normal line Angle of incidence
Angle between the reflected ray and the normal line Angle of reflection
incident angel must equal the reflected angle Law of reflection
when a wave or ray changes speed and direction as it passes from one material to another Refraction
illusion formed by refraction of light through air Mirage
a property of a material which light passes through. The more dense the slower the light passes through. Optically Dense
when light is trapped in an objects as heat Absorption
when light passes through a material Transmission
an object that curves inward Concave
an object that curves outward Convex
light rays that are coming together at a focal point Converging
Light rays that spread apart Diverging
Where light rays meet at a certain point FocalPoint
A flat smooth mirror Plane Mirror
curved piece of transparent material Lens

waves Crossword

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the increase or decrease in size of an image produced by an optical system compared to the true size Magnification
a converging lens Convex lens
a lens that possesses at least one surface that curves inwards It is a diverging lens, meaning that it spreads out light rays that have been refracted through it Concave lens
a line that is perpendicular to the light's wavefronts; its tangent is collinear with the wave vector Light rays
the angle of incidence beyond which rays of light passing through a denser medium to the surface of a less dense medium are no longer refracted but totally reflecte Critical angle
the degree to which a refractive medium retards transmitted rays of ligh Optical density
a wave vibrating in the direction of propagation Longitudinal wave
a wave vibrating at right angles to the direction of its propagation Transverse wave
A substance that makes possible the transfer of energy from one location to another, especially through waves Medium
the number of crests of a wave that move past a given point in a given unit of time Frequency
the time needed for one complete cycle of vibration to pass a given point Period
a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water Sound
the process by which a beam of light or other system of waves is spread out as a result of passing through a narrow aperture or across an edge Diffraction
combination of two or more electromagnetic waveforms to form a resultant wave in which the displacement is either reinforced or canceled Interference
the point at which rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction, or the point from which diverging rays or waves appear to proceed Focal point
change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated 
Refraction
the angle made by a reflected ray with a perpendicular to the reflecting surface Angle of refraction
the angle that an incident line or ray makes with a perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence Angle of incidence
a surface that is either plane, concave, or convex and that reflects rays of light. mirror
a disturbance on the surface of a liquid body wave

Sound and Light Crossword

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a longitudinal wave that is caused by vibrations and that travels through a material medium Soundwave
a measure of how high or low a sound is perceived to be, depending on the frequency of the sound wave Pitch
slow vibrations of frequencies lower than 20 Hz Infrasound
any sound wave with frequencies higher than 20,000 Hz Ultrasound
a phenomenon that occurs when two objects naturally vibrate at the same frequency; the sound produced by one object causes the other object to vibrate Resonance
sound navigation and ranging, a system that uses acoustic signals and returned echoes to determine the location of objects or to communicate Sonar
a unit or quantum of light; a particle of electromagnetic radiation that has zero rest mass and carries a quantum of energy Photon
in physical science, the rate at which energy flows through a given area of space Intensity
radio detection and ranging, a system that uses reflected radio waves to determine the velocity and location of objects Radar
a line in space that matches the direction of the flow of radiant energy Light ray
an image from which light rays appear to diverge, even though they are not actually focused there; a virtual image cannot be projected on a screen Virtual image
an image that is formed by the intersection of light rays; a real image can be projected on a screen (563) Real image
a transparent object that refracts light waves such that they converge or diverge to create an image Lens
the increase of an object's apparent size by using lenses or mirrors Magnification
in optics, a system that consists of two or more plane surfaces of a transparent solid at an angle with each other Prism
in optics, the process of separating a wave (such as white light) of different frequencies into its individual component waves (the different colors) Dispersion

Waves and Sound Crossword

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A means of transferring energy from one point to another wave
Particles on the wave vibrate perpendicular to the direction that the wave is moving transverse wave
Particles on these waves vibrate parallel to the direction that the wave is moving (through a series of compressions and rarefactions) longitudinal
Require a medium to travel through (Ex: water waves and sound waves)  mechanical
Do not require a medium (ex: light and radio waves) electromagnetic
The distance from a point on one wave to the identical point on the next wave (crest to crest) wavelength
The number of waves passing each second; it is measured in Hertz frequency
Maximum displacement of a wave from the rest position or the size of the wave or how large the wave is amplitude
Waves will bounce off barriers an angle equal to the angle they strike the barrier reflection
Bending of a wave as it passes at an angle into another medium refraction
Bending of waves around barriers (this occurs to a greater degree with longer waves such as sound) diffraction
Waves add as they meet Constructive
The waves partly or completely cancel as they pass destructive
Change in frequency is heard when the source of sound and the person receiving the sound are in relative motion doppler effect
material through which a wave travels medium
Unit of measurement for frequency hertz
a disturbance that travels through a medium as a longitudinal wave sound
perception of the frequency of sound pitch
The high point of a wave. crest
The low point of a wave trough