Lesson Worksheet: Properties of Light Science

In this worksheet, we will practice explaining that light travels in straight lines, describing how white light can be separated into the colors of the visible spectrum, and explaining what happens during refraction.


A ray of light passes from air into water. Which shows the path of the ray when it reaches the water, X or Y?

  • AX
  • BY


Why does this pencil look bent when it is put in water?

  • ALight rays change speed and direction when they enter water.
  • BLight travels in curved lines in water.
  • CLight rays are blocked by the water.


Vicky is writing down the colors of the visible spectrum, as shown:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Violet

Which color has she missed?

  • AGreen
  • BBrown
  • CGray
  • DWhite
  • EBlack


A flashlight is a light source. Which image shows how light rays travel from a flashlight?

  • A
  • B
  • C


Mr. Fares holds a prism near the light coming from the window.

Transparent prism

Fill in the blank: A prism can be used to white light.

  • Aproduce
  • Bseparate the colors in
  • Cmeasure the speed of


Jacob is looking at the image of a red and white pole formed in a pinhole camera. Which diagram shows the correct passage of the rays of light and the correct image?

  • A
  • B
  • C


Emma, Benjamin, and Jennifer are talking about the properties of light.

Who is wrong?

  • ABenjamin
  • BJennifer
  • CEmma


Liam and Anthony are investigating how light travels. They have 3 cards with holes in the middle. Anthony holds a flashlight. Liam looks through the hole in card C. In which arrangement will Liam be able to see light from the flashlight through the hole in card C?

  • A
  • B
  • C


Chloe and Mason are investigating how light travels. They line up holes in 3 cards. Chloe shines a light through the holes. Mason can see the light.

Fill in the blank: This shows us that light travels in lines.

  • Astraight
  • Bcurved


Fill in the blank: White light is .

  • Aa mixture of five colors
  • Ba mixture of seven colors
  • Ca mixture of yellow and orange colors

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