Can You "See" Infrared Radiation?

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What do your pupils and snakes have in common? They can both see thermal radiation! A hands-on activity trains individuals to locate a thermal energy source blindfolded. They learn how to sense the location even when it is far away.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Brainstorm a list of things that can be considered radiation
  • Use the activity as an introduction to the study of radiation
Classroom Considerations

  • Collect the necessary materials prior to the activity
Pros

  • Uses easily obtainable materials
  • Includes a summary of important information
Cons

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