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Abheepsa Nanda from Griswold Middle School, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 21/11/12

Whats the difference between reflection and shadow?

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nitish.gupta , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 22/11/12

When light falls on a surface, the direction of the ray is changed. This change in direction is known as reflection of light. e.g. you see your reflection in a pool of water or mirror. While

Shadow is an image formed by obstruction of light e.g. if you place your hand in front of a candle or torch, you will see the image of the hand on the wall. This image will only show the outline of the object placed in front of the light source. 

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Sujay Jami From Silver Oaks High School, added an answer, on 21/11/12
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Shadow is the black image which is being formed by an opaque object and reflection is the process of making the light rays to pass in a other way

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Pragya From Lancers Army School, added an answer, on 21/11/12
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A shadow is the absence of light, a reflection is just that, the reflection of light. So a shadow comes from blocking a light source, a reflection comes from the bouncing of light of one source and on to another.

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