# How Does Light Bend?

Light bends because when it hits a certain material, and slows down, going a different direction. This occurs when light hits water making the light bend. You can find more information here: http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/phy99/phy99415.htm
Light bends or refracts when it passes through something possessing a thicker density. An example of this is light passing through water is bent which makes any object seen under the water appear not to line up with what is above the water. You can find more information here: http://library.thinkquest.org/27066/lightrays/nlrefraction.html
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 Different substances allow light to travel through at different speeds. If light is going through water for example and then hits air the beam of light refracts or bends in accordance http://answers.ask.com/Science/Physics/how_does_li...
 The glass of a convex lens is shaped outward. If you imagine a bowl, a convex lens would look like the bottom of the outside of the bowl. When light hits a convex lens it is refracted http://www.ehow.com/facts_7631227_lenses-bend-ligh...
 Water will bend a beam of light. Try this put a stright pincil in a glass of water. The pencil is still stright but looks bent. The water is bending the beam of light. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_Bending_of_Beam_...
 Refraction is the bending of light waves. http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-bending...
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