Q#6 Which of the indicated areas is shallower? Winners Announced

November4, 2020
by Apoorva
6 min read

Dear school leaders,
For MTLT#6, we asked you this question:

You can observe different colours of water in the figure.
Which of the indicated areas is shallower?

Correct answer: (B) Area II


The reason the ocean is blue is due to absorption and scattering of light. As we all know that sunlight consists of seven colors having different wavelengths. The blue wavelengths of light are scattered, similar to the scattering of blue light in the sky but absorption is a much larger factor than scattering for the clear ocean water. In water, absorption is strong in the red and weak in the blue, thus red light is absorbed quickly in the ocean leaving blue.

Now in ocean beds, the bottom surface is not even and has different depths. The area which is at great depth, almost all sunlight that enters is absorbed, leaving a bit of blue that is why they appear dark blue to us. But in the shallower region, there is an increase in the scattering of other part of the light along with blue by the resuspension of sand and slit at the bottom surface and also many other numbers found thereby changing the color of reflected light and make it appear much lighter than the area which is deep.

How School Leaders responded?

Lucky Draw Winners:

1. Dr. Thangadurai,  Presidency School, Kasturinagar , Bangalore👏 
2. Tina Olayi, Little Angels High School, Gwalior 👏 
3. Dr. Pampa Chaudhuri, PICT Model School, Pune 👏 

School Leaders who submitted the correct answer:

1. Nita Arora, Sri Venkateshwar International School
2. Rahul, ASGS 
3. Yogita, Mayoor Private School
4. Sabrina S Gardner, Gitanjali Devashray, Secundrabad
5. Chetna Raj, Gitanjali Senior School, Hyderabad
6. Roopa Jalla Gitanjali Vedika, Hyderabad
7. Shikha Dubey Gitanjali Vedika, Hyderabad
8. Anjana Murthy Gitanjali Devshala , Hyderabad
9. Cosmos Castle International School, Ahmedabad 
10. Prashant Sharma, Ambuja Vidya Niketan Ambujanagar
11. Ashok Pratap Singh Modern Group of Schools
12. Teresa Varman, GEMS Millennium School, Sharjah
13. Saroj Jaiswal, Gitanjali Vedika, Hyderabad

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