# When a straw is placed in water it appears to be in a position different from its original location?

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## When a straw is placed in water it appears to be in a position different from its original location?

Above the water, the light reflects from the straw through the air and glass to your eyes. But below, when the light also travels through water, the refraction causes the image of the straw to be in a slightly different location.

## When you see a straw in a glass of water it looks bent Why is this?

Explanation: Light bends when it passes from one medium (air) into another medium of a different density (water). This bending of light, called refraction, causes the straw to look broken. The portion of the straw that is submerged in water also appears to be wider than the portion of the straw above the water.

## Why do things look bent in water?

Refraction occurs when light goes through a water surface since water has a refractive index of 1.33 and air has a refractive index of about 1. Looking at a straight object, such as a pencil in the figure here, which is placed at a slant, partially in the water, the object appears to bend at the water’s surface.

## What happens to a pencil when you put it in water?

Because the light can’t travel as quickly in the water as it does in the air, the light bends around the pencil, causing it to look bent in the water. Basically, the light refraction gives the pencil a slight magnifying effect, which makes the angle appear bigger than it actually is, causing the pencil to look crooked.

## What happens when light passes through a glass of water?

The bending occurs because light travels more slowly in a denser medium. As the light enters the water, it is refracted. Since the light is passing from air (less dense) into water (more dense), it is bent towards the normal. The beam of light would appear to bend at the surface of the water.

## What do you notice on the part of the straw that is dipped in the water?

At the surface of the water, the straw appears to be misaligned or broken; the portion of the straw above the water is shifted relative to the image viewed under the water. The bending of the path of light as it passes from the water to air causes the observed distortion of the image of the straw.

## How does the pencil look in the glass of water?

A:It all has to do with the fact that light travels more slowly in water than it does in air, and that causes the light to bend when it goes from water to air, or vice versa. And that makes the pencil look like it bends slightly where it enters the water.

## What is it called when an object is distorted in water?

Scientists call this refraction.

## What will happen to the appearance of the pencil is placed inside a half filled glass of water if seen from the side?

As you sight at the portion of the pencil that was submerged in the water, light travels from water to air (or from water to glass to air). This light ray changes medium and subsequently undergoes refraction. As a result, the image of the pencil appears to be broken.

## In which material can light pass through?

Materials like air, water, and clear glass are called transparent. When light encounters transparent materials, almost all of it passes directly through them. Glass, for example, is transparent to all visible light. Translucent objects allow some light to travel through them.

## What causes the image of a straw to be distorted?

At the surface of the water, the straw appears to be misaligned or broken; the portion of the straw above the water is shifted relative to the image viewed under the water. The bending of the path of light as it passes from the water to air causes the observed distortion of the image of the straw.

## Can you make a rainbow out of a drinking straw?

Use your knowledge of density to create a colorful rainbow inside of a drinking straw in this SICK Science experiment. Density can be a difficult scientific property to grasp. With that in mind, we found a way to make the science of density a colorful, fun, and (most importantly) simple experience! This project is the epitome of kitchen science.

## How to make a salt water density straw?

Using small cups (9 oz works great), put 1 tsp of salt into Cup #1, 2 tsp of salt into Cup #2, 3 tsp in #3, etc. up to #6. Label each cup. Add about 9 oz of warm water to each cup. Stir the salt and water solution until all of the salt has completely dissolved. Use the food coloring to dye the solutions in each cup a different color.

## How to make a spitball out of a straw?

1 Put your spitball inside of a straw, pushing it in as far as you can. 2 Take a deep breath and put your mouth on the straw so no air can get in. 3 Blow as hard as you can. 4 Your spitball should pop out of the other side of the straw, right at your target.