I See What You Mean

I See What You Mean explains the relationship between reflection and vision. It is an extended dialogue between two people who are trying to figure out how light is involved when they see a peach. As they question each other and add more to their description of how people see, they explain more of the process involved in sight. Over the course of the book, students learn that light comes from a source, bounces off objects, even non-shiny ones, and travels to our eyes. Detailed illustrations and ray diagrams support the text and show the path of light in each scenario. This book supports firsthand investigations with critical information that is not easily observed and directly addresses the misconception that only shiny materials reflect light.