Science Sunday: Focusing Light

Welcome to another edition of Science Sunday. Have you ever tried to see through an envelope to see exactly what’s inside? Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Depending on the lighting, whether natural or artificial and how it’s focused, some objects can become transparent. With everyday things found in your home — a piece of paper, a couple of envelopes, a permanent black marker, and a paper towel roll — experiment with light yourself. What you can actually see will surprise you. Watch the full Science Sunday segment to learn more.


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Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.

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Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological Society.