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Light Word Wall Vocabulary

PDF | 3 pages|Grades: 1 - 7

Sixty light related vocabulary cards for a word wall.

Print out these Light Word Wall Vocabulary cards and cut them along the line.

Stick them up around your room to immerse your students in the content specific vocabulary.

There is a blank sheet provided at the end for any extra words that your students may want to add.

Words include: straight line, visible spectrum, light source, light, beam, reflect, torch, opaque, shine, shadow, absorption, sun, prism, refraction, reflection, shade, translucent, daylight, transparent, crest, trough, wavelength, frequency, law of reflection, plane mirror, natural light, transmit, absorb, lens, magnetic, cornea, pupil, iris, retina, rod, cone, pigment, particles, direction, penumbra, umbra, ultraviolet, wave, electromagnetic spectrum, infrared, electromagnetic wave, particle-wave theory, point light source, extended light source, photon.

Light Vocabulary

straight line visible spectrum light source
light beam reflect
torch opaque shine
shadow absorption sun
concave convex lens prism
refraction reflection watt
shade translucent daylight
joule transparent crest
trough wavelength frequency
law of reflection plane mirror natural light
transmit nanometres absorb
lens magnetic diffraction
cornea pupil iris
concave lens convex mirror concave mirror
retina rod cone
pigment particles direction
penumbra photon ray umbra
ultraviolet polarisation wave
electromagnetic spectrum light-year infrared
electromagnetic wave particle-wave theory
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Greg Meakin

I am confused – it says that there are 60 word wall cards but the document is only 3 pages – the 3rd being the blank one. Is the document missing all the actual word cards?? Cheers

Greg Meakin · Oct 28th, 2020


Hi Greg

Thanks for getting in touch with us.

May I ask if you’re clicking on the ‘Preview’ button or the ‘Download’ button? From our end, everything seems to be working OK. There are 21 pages when you download but only 3 are visible in the preview.

Please let us know if you continue to have problems.

Kind regards


Janeen · Oct 28th, 2020

Greg Meakin

ah, all good now thanks!

Greg Meakin · Nov 1st, 2020

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