the fish deeper or shallower than its image appears to be? (Using
a sketch explain your reasoning.)
- The fish is deeper than it appears.
you stab above or below the image of the fish to spear it? (Explain
your reasoning using a sketch.)
You should stab below the image of the fish.
did you observe?
As the water level rises, the coin becomes visible.
did the image of the coin viewed through the water compare to
simply looking at the coin? Compare the apparent size of the coin.
The coin appears to be slightly magnified.
two ray diagrams for your eye, the coin, and the cup, one with
and one without water. Does the light bend in either case?
The light is bent at the interface between the air and water.
Use your diagrams to explain what you observed, describe how light
must change paths.
Light must be bent away from the normal as it leaves the water
in order for your eye to see the coin.
re-address (discuss and amend your responses for) the spearfishing
Dependent on answer to question 1 & 2.
You are hired by the neighborhood greasy spoon restaurant, and
assigned to wash dishes in an industrial sized sink. You see the
drain plug on the bottom through the cold, greasy water and it
looks like it is just barely within reach. Can you pull it out
by hand? Why or why not? (Physical science reasons, please)
You can not reach the drain plug. Light reflected off the drain
is bent away from the normal as the ray leaves the water. Therefore
the drain's position appears to be shallower than it actually
is. It also appears magnified adding to the perception of being