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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.

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    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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