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Transparent, Translucent, or Opaque? (Grade 5)

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Transparent, Translucent, or Opaque?

Instructions: Objects transmit light in different ways. An object that allows light to pass through it is called transparent. An opaque object blocks light from passing through it. A translucent object allows some light to pass through it. Answer the questions below about transparent, opaque, and translucent objects.

1. 
Which type of object blocks all light from passing through?
  1. transparent
  2. translucent
  3. opaque
  4. clear
2. 
Which type of object scatters light as it passes through and only allows part of the light to show through?
  1. transparent
  2. translucent
  3. radiant
  4. opaque
3. 
Light shines clear through objects that are                .
  1. opaque
  2. translucent
  3. shiny
  4. transparent
4. 
Marco is pushing the door closed. He cannot see through the door because it is                .
Pushing Force 2
  1. opaque
  2. translucent
  3. transparent
5. 
Which of the following is a translucent object?
  1. clear water
  2. frosted glass
  3. wooden door
  4. metal sheet
6. 
Kevin is fishing. He can clearly see the rocks on the bottom of the lake. Kevin can see the rocks because the water is                .
Pulling Force 4
  1. opaque
  2. translucent
  3. transparent
7. 
Jenny is drinking a glass of apple cider. She looks through the glass of cider and the objects behind it look fuzzy. This is because the apple cider is                .
Fall - Hot Cider
  1. opaque
  2. translucent
  3. transparent
8. 
A homeowner wants to install a skylight to get as much light as possible into a dark upstairs hallway. What kind of glass should she use?
  1. mirrored
  2. translucent
  3. opaque
  4. transparent
9. 
You stand in front of your friend. Your friend hides behind you. Why can't people see your friend?
  1. You are transparent.
  2. You are translucent.
  3. You are opaque.
  4. You are concave.
10. 
The science student wears safety goggles in the lab. The student can see through the goggles because the lenses are                .
Lab Tool - Safety Glasses
  1. opaque
  2. translucent
  3. transparent

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