Materials that allow some light through are called translucent, eg. tissue or tracing paper.


Are these translucent or transparent curtains? Why?
Are these translucent or transparent curtains? Why?
Is this boat transparent or translucent? Why?
Is this boat transparent or translucent? Why?

Materials that allow most of the light through are called transparent, eg. glass. Materials, such as glass and clean water, allow much of the light that falls on them to be transmitted, with little being reflected.



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