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Transparent.Translucent, and Opaque Objects

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Ms. Wyatt's 4th Grade Class


Eden Elementary School

Pell City School System


Students in Ms. Wyatt's Class at Eden Elementary School went on a hunt to find objects that are transparent, translucent, and opaque. This video defines the terms transparent, translucent, and opaque. The video also shows pictures of objects that fit each term.

Length: 2:47

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Translucent, Transparent, and Opaque Objects

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (4)
3. Recognize how light interacts with transparent, translucent, and opaque materials.
transparent—most light passes through,
translucent—some light passes through,
opaque—no light passes through
  • Predicting the reflection or absorption of light by various objects
    SC2015 (1)
    3. Investigate materials to determine which types allow light to pass through (e.g., transparent materials such as clear plastic wrap), allow only partial light to pass through (e.g., translucent materials such as wax paper), block light (e.g., opaque materials such as construction paper), or reflect light (e.g., shiny materials such as aluminum foil).


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