Let’s Welcome to Transparent Objects, Translucent Objects & Opaque Objects!
Transparent Objects, Translucent Objects and Opaque Objects are explained here along with definitions, characteristics, a lots of examples, so many images, animated video etc.
Have you heard the term transparent objects, translucent objects, or opaque objects? Let us take, a glass of water and try to look through it. Are you able to see anything which is kept other side of the glass?
Yes, you can!
In the case of plastic glass, you can see things partially but in the case of apple or brick, we can not see anything.
Now, all the above-referred objects, like glass, plastic cup, or apples are different and we see differently through these objects and the concept of these objects comes into the picture.
We have seen three kinds of object in our examples
|1. Glass||Through which we can see clearly|
|2. Plastic cup||Through which we can see partially|
|3. Apple||Through which we can not see anything|
Now, why we see differently in different objects? It is simply because light passes differently through various types of objects.
Hence, we can divide objects into three groups based on the above.
Through which light can pass through easily (Glass)
Through which light can pass through partially (Plastic cup)
Through which light can not pass through (Apple or Brick)
Check out our ANIMATED video!
The transparent object is explained along with examples.
The object which allows light to pass through completely is called Transparent object.
Characteristics of Transparent Objects are as follows:
Look at the images of a few transparent object, which we used to see in our daily life.
There are so many transparent object examples, are as follows
We see a lot of things made of glass, like watches, lenses, water glasses, spectacles, fish tanks, etc and we see clearly through it. Here, light rays pass through completely. So, these glasses are transparent objects.
There are so many plastics are available in the market, which is very thin, and we can see clearly.
Dimond is the clearest thing and if you take a piece of diamond and try to look your writings on a paper. You will see it very clearly. So, dimond is a transparent object
If you see something through clear and stable water, you will see the thing through the water very clearly. Please make a note that if the water is not clear, you can not see clearly.
Air exists in our surrounding and we see everything through the air. When you travel by airplane, try to see outside through the window. You can see how the air is coming under the transparent object.
Prism is also the most transparent object and we see everything through the prism.
Clear cellophane sheet
It is very thin and very transparent. We all use it in our home, just try to look through it any object. You will see everything clearly.
The object which allows light to pass through partially is called a Translucent object.
Characteristics of Translucent Objects are as follows:
Few of the images of translucent objects are captured for basic understanding,
Few of the translucent objects examples are as follows,
When a glass is having moisture or frosted, we cannot see the opposite side clearly. But partially we can see the opposite side. Hence, frosted glass is a translucent object.
It is also another example of a translucent object, as you can see partially. Take a thin fabric and do your experiment to confirm it is a translucent object.
We can not see clearly through tracing paper. We draw many things with the help of tracing paper. How to do it? It is simple – just place your tracing paper on the sketch, as you see the sketch partially, you can draw it easily.
If you are one side of any tinted glass, will you be able to see clearly an opposite side of it? Not, you cannot see clearly.
We all have coloured plastics in our home, try to look through it. You will be understood, coloured plastics is a translucent object.
When you are on a plane, I am sure you will try to look outside. But I am sure you cannot see clearly through clouds.
Last time, when you attend your friend’s birthday party, have tried to see whether coloured balloons are transparent or not?
Ask your mom a butter paper and try to look through it now! Are you able to see through butter paper clearly? No.
We can not see through the stained glass clearly. If you visit an old empire, you can tinted glass for your understanding.
If you keep this liquid in a glass bottle, you can not see through these coloured liquids.
The object which doesn’t allow light to pass through is called Opaque object.
Characteristics of Opaque Objects are as follows:
Few images of opaque objects are shown here,
Opaque object examples are listed here,
When we comb hair, what we see? We see ourselves. Can we see the portion which is the backside of the mirror? Not at all. There is a coating behind the mirror, which doesn’t allow light to pass through. Hence, light can not pass through the mirror and it is an opaque object.
We cannot see anything through an apple. Take an apple & try it. Hence, the apple is an opaque object.
Brick is an opaque object, as no light can pass through.
Nobody can see anything through the paper cup. You can try it right now.
Stone doesn’t allow light to pass through, so, it is an opaque object
An opaque object
Wooden or steel cupboard
We cannot see anything through wooden or steel cupboard
Can you see anything through the book? No! Hence, it is an opaque object.
The difference between Transparent, Translucent, and Opaque Objects are as follows:
A simple example including Transparent Object, translucent object & opaque object is illustrated below:
Hence, we have learned transparent, translucent, and opaque objects. Do have any doubt on the subject? Write to us!