For our Bright Art project, we did an Easter egg basket consisting of reflection, absorption, and diffraction. Reflection is used when we put the led lights inside of the plastic eggs which caused half of the light to get absorbed into the material (the plastic egg) and another half of the light to shine through. This process happened to 6 of the Easter eggs in the basket. If you look really closely you can see on some of the eggs that they were decorated with small shiny beads and a little bit of glitter. In our project, we have used a lot of construction paper to make the flowers around the basket. Since construction paper is pretty thick the light which shines onto the paper will get absorbed causing none of it to go through the paper or bouncing off of it. The glitter is made up of a foil-like material which allows the light to reflect. Finally, diffraction is also used in this project when the led lights inside the eggs begin to light up and half of the light is begin absorbed and the other half is shining through the material but in multiple directions. Those were the three different light interactions created/noticed in our project.
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