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Reflections and Refractions: The Science Behind How Light Changes

Author: Jiayi Chen

Editors: Peggy Yang

Artist: Kaitlyn Stanton

Have you ever seen colorful bubbles and beautiful rainbows in the air or wondered why a body of water is way deeper than it looked? These phenomenons all have to do with reflection and refraction. Reflection and refraction, in physics, are the characteristics of light. Put it in simplest terms, reflection is the bouncing of light off a surface, while refraction is the shift in direction of light due to a change in the