Now You See Me, Now You Don't!

You have been learning about light and reflection. You learned that light interacts with matter in different ways. In this activity, you and your family members can explore your home to find different objects that appear transparent, translucent, or opaque.




Make a chart that is divided into three columns. Label the columns “Transparent,” “Translucent,” and “Opaque.” Ask an adult to help you look around your house for objects that fit into each of the categories. Record these items in your chart.


What other items can you think of around your community or school that have one of these three properties? What type is most common? Least common?