Solving Crimes with Infrared?

Do you have a camera that can see through walls? Physics Girl and Nickipedia team up to explain infrared cameras as part of a larger series of videos. It offers a demonstration of the technology as well as an explanation of the science.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Experiment with an infrared camera in class
  • Discuss the reason the electric outlet showed being warm, i.e. is it from electricity or a lack of insulation
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the light spectrum
Pros

  • Provides subtitles in English for ease of note taking
  • Connects physics, forensics, and technology
Cons

  • None