What Makes Light Waves Special?

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What Makes Light Waves Special?

Video Segment |02:53

Provides a closer look at light waves and their unique properties. Light waves are very short and travel fast. They act like a moving particle, and each packet of light energy is called a photon. When light hits an object it can pass through it and be transmitted, change into heat energy and be absorbed, or bounce off the object and reflect. Typically objects cause light to do a combination of these three things. The program also defines opaque, translucent, and transparent objects.


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