Grade 7 | Science | Refraction of light, Light, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO
Refraction of light
Refraction is the bending of light (it also happens with sound, water, and other waves) as it passes from one transparent substance into another.
This bending by refraction makes it possible for us to have lenses, magnifying glasses, prisms, and rainbows. Even our eyes depend upon this bending of light.
The picture below shows a phenomenon called mirage commonly experienced by a person walking in the desert. This phenomenon is the result of the refraction of light only.