The Ray Model of Light

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Maple Bay Reflection


Reflection and Refraction


· Measure and predict angles of reflection
· Investigate and describe the refraction of light through different materials

The Law of Reflection: The angle of reflection equals the angle of incidence, as long as they are in the same plane (using a plane mirror.)


Light Refracts (bends) when traveling from one medium to another if they have different densities (this is what makes a rainbow or causes the red colours at sunset.)