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the transfer of energy by a wave to the medium through wich it travels absorption
the passage of light through an object transmission
the bouncing of a wave off a surface reflection
the change in direction of a wave that occurs as the wave changes speed when moving from one medium to another refraction
is aslo called a diverging lens concave lens
A______ is a mirror that is shaped inward concave mirror
converge light rays convex lens
diverge light rays convex mirror
electromagnetic radiation that you can see light
a material in which light does not pass through opaque
a material that lets most light pass through it translucent
a material that lets almost all of its light pass through it transparent
reflection of light from a rough surface diffuse reflection
reflection of light from a smooth, shiny surface regular reflection

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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

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Waves Crossword

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occurs when a wave bounces back after striking an object reflection
the point on the axis of a mirror lens throughwhich all incident light rays are focused focal point
maximum distance the wave vibrates from the rest position amplitude
the distance between the adjacent crests or compressions in a series of waves wavelength
result of more moves overlapping interference
curved transparent object that forms an image by refracting light lense
any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space wave
bending waves around a barrier or through an opening diffraction
image through which light does not actually pass virtualimage
image through which light passes realimage
lens that is thicker in the middle than the edges convexlense
speed at whcih a wave travels wavespeed
the distance between a mirror lense through which all incident parallel rays are focused focallength
mirror that is curved outward convexmirror
mirror that is curved inward concavemirror
mirror with a flat surface planemirror
matter through which visible light is easily transmitted transparent
matter that transmits light but also scatters the light as it passes through matter translucent
number of waves produced in a given amount of time frequency
wave that forms from a stationary pattern in which portions of the waveare at rest position standingwave

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Mirrors and Lenses Crossword

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We use this to see our reflection. mirrors
Light from us bounces off of a mirror to show us how we look reflection
Our eyes go through this process to give us sight refraction
if we look at a table and cannot see through it, the table is _____. opaque
This object uses different lenses to magnify and enhance the apperance of an object we are observing. microscope
This either refracts, reflects, or absorbs light to change the way we view objects. lense
Most windows are ______, because we can see through them and they absorb a little light. Transparent
tranfers impulse to the brain for sight Optic Nerves
Where a wave moves apart Rarefaction
A sensitive membrane at the back of the inside of an eye retina
An outward-curved lens convex
______ makes things visible light
An inward-curved lens concave
A ______ regulates the amount of light entering the eye pupil
The ______ focuses light waves on the retina focal point
The ______ refract light entering the eye and sends it to the back of the eye cornea
The act of seeing sight
This device uses highly concentrated light laser
transmission of some light but can cause it to disort translucent
Able to be seen visible
An optical tool that uses refraction to seperate different wavelengths that make up white light prism

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Reflection and Mirrors Crossword

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a source of light rays object
combination of points produce by light rays from an object image
straight Line perpindicular to a spherical mirror that divides it in half principal axis
Diverging light rays produce this virtual image
light rays are reflected in parallel specular reflection
flat smooth surface from which light is reflected plane mirror
The scattering of light off arough surface diffuse reflection
The reflective surface has edges that curve toward the observer concave mirror
incident light rays that are parallel to the principal axis converge after reflecting from the mirror focal point
reflective surface that has edges that curve away fro the obsever convex mirror
formed by the converging of light rays real image

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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

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Refraction and Lenses Crossword

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Lenses can be used to focus light; convex on both sides Biconvex
lenses are used in imaging, lasers and fiber optics; being flat on one side, and convex on the other Plano-convex
concave on both sides Biconcave
pertaining to or nothing a lens that is plane on one side and concave on the other. Plano- Concave
“Fisheye” used in photography for a curve look; is thicker at the center than at the edges. Positive meniscus
common element in beam expanding applications; consist of a convex surface and a concave surface where the concave surface. Negative meniscus
refracting telescope uses two (of these lenses) to magnify images in the sky; surface curved like the exterior of a circle or sphere. Convex
including in eyeglasses; curving inward. concave
pertaining to eyeglasses that do not contain a curvature for correcting vision, such as sunglasses. Plano
A lens with one convex and one concave side is convex-concave. Meniscus
A "perfect" lens or mirror would send all light rays through one ______ which would result in the clearest image; the center of interest or activity. Focal- point
The light enters the lens and it bends as it goes through the lens to cross at a point in front of the lens. Focal- length
a lens that causes a beam of parallel rays to diverge after refraction, as from a virtual image Diverging Lens
used in a refracting telescope to focus the image Converging-Lens
microscopes are an example of this; convex lens that is used to produce a magnified image of an object Magnifying-lens
a thin plastic lens placed directly on the surface of the eye to correct visual defect Contact-lens
movies presented are an example; light actually converges Real-Image
formed by diverging lenses or by placing an object inside the focal length of a converging lens Virtual-Image
the distance from the point of incidence on the mirror, the where the image is reflected to. Image-Distance
the distance from the actual object being reflected to the point of incidence on the mirror where it's reflected as an image. Object-Distance

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WAVES CROSSWORD

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A DISTURBANCE THAT TRANSFERS ENERGY FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER WITHOUT TRANSFERRING MATTER WAVE
A WAVE THAT CAN ONLY TRAVEL THROUGH MATTER MECHANICAL WAVE
A MATERIAL IN WHICH WAVE TRAVEL MEDIUM
THE HIGHEST POINT ON A TRANSVERSE WAVE CREST
THE LOWEST POINT OF A TRANSVERSE WAVE TROUGH
A TRANSVERSE WAVE THAT CAN TRAVEL THROUGH EMPTY SPACE AND MATTER ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE
THE MAXIMUM DISTANCE A WAVE FROM ITS REST POSITION AMPLITUDE
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN ONE POINT ON A WAVE FIND THE NEAREST POINT JUST LIKE IT WAVELENGTH
THE NUMBER OF WAVELENGTHS THAT PASS BY A POINT EACH SECOND FREQUENCY
THE TRANSFER OF ENERGY FROM A WAVE TO THE MEDIUM THROUGH WHICH IT TRAVELS ABSORPTION
THE PASSAGE OF LIGHT THROUGH AN OBJECT TRANSMISSION
THE CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF A WAVE AS IT CHANGES SPEED IN MOVING FROM ONE MEDIUM TO ANOTHER REFLECTION
THE BOUNCING OF A WAVE OFF A SURFACE REFRACTION
THE CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF A WAVE WHEN IT TRAVELS BY THE EDGE OF AN OBJECT OR THROUGH DIFFRACTION
OCCURS WHEN WAVES OVERLAP AND COMBINE TO FORM AN NO WAVE INTERFERENCE

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Waves, Sound, and Light Crossword

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A wave that requires a medium through which to travel mechanical wave
A wave that moves the medium in a direction prependicular to the direction in which the wave travels transverse wave
A wave that moves a medium in a direction parallel to the direction in which the wave travels longitudinal wave
The highest part of a transverse wave crest
The part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together compression
The part of a longitudinal wave wheree the particles of the medium are far apart rarefaction
The number of complete waves that pass a givin point in a certian amount of time frequency
The lowest part of a transverse wave trough
The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave wavelenght
Electromagnetic waves with the longest wavelenghts and lowest frequencies radio waves
Radio waves with the shortest wavelenghts and the highest frequenies microwaves
Electromagnetic waves with the wavelenghts shorter than radio waves but longer than visible light infrared rays
Electromagnetic waves that are visible to the human eye visible light
Electromagnetic waves with the wavelenghts shorter tahn visible light ,but longer than X-rays Ultraviolet rays
Electromagnetic waves with wavelenghts shorter than ultraviolet rays, but longer than gamma rays X-rays
Electromagnetic waves with the shortestwavelenghts and highest frequencies gamma rays
Transverse wave that transfer electrical and magnetic energy electromagnetic wave
The change in frequency of awave as its source move in relation to an observer Doppler effect
The material through which a wave travels medium
An image that shows regions of different temperatures in different colors thermogram

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Mirrors and Lenses Crossword

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a thin plastic lens placed image directly on the surfaceof the eye to correct visual defect contactlens
concave on both sides biconcave
lenses are used in imaging, lasers and fiber optics; being flat on one side, and convex on the other planoconvex
a lens that causes a beam of parallel rays to diverge after refraction, as from a virtual image diV E R G I N G L E N S
including in eyeglasses; curving inward. C O N C A V E
Lenses can be used to focus light; convex on both sides B I C O N V E X
the distance from the point of incidence on the mirror, the where the image is reflected to I M A G E D I S T A N C E
pertaining to eyeglasses that do not contain a curvature for correcting vision, such as sunglasses. peano
pertaining to or nothing a lens that is plane on one side and concave on the other. P L A N O C O N C A V E
microscopes are an example of this; convex lens that is used to produce a magnified image of an object mA G N I F Y I N G L E N S
Fisheye” used in photography for a curve look; is thicker at the center than at the edges. P O S I H I V E M E N I S C U S
used in a refracting telescope to focus the image cO N V E R G I N G L E N S
The light enters the lens and it bends as it goes through the lens to cross at a point in front of the lens. focallenngh
A "perfect" lens or mirror would send all light rays through one which would result in the clearest image; the center of interest or activity. focalpoint
A lens with one convex and one concave side is convex-concave. menitcus
formed by diverging lenses or by placing an object inside the focal length of a converging lens virtualimage
refracting telescope uses two (of these lenses) to magnify images in the sky; surface curved like the exterior of a circle or sphere. convex
movies presented are an example; light actually converges realimage
common element in beam expanding applications; consist of a convex surface and a concave surface where the concave surface. negativemeniscus
the distance from the actual object being reflected to the point of incidence on the mirror where it's reflected as an image. object distance

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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

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