Infrared Light Teacher Resources

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Why with Bill Nye!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Find out Why with Bill Nye in a nine-video collection in which he details the science behind NASA's  Juno Mission to Jupiter.  Although dated, the satellite was launched in 2011 and went into orbit around Jupiter in 2016, the science...
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Infrared Light

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Infrared light is described as a light frequency we are unable to see. This clip shows how infrared works to send an "invisible" signal to turn on the TV. This clip doesn't explain why we can't see infrared but it does raise some...
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Sunlight, Infrared, CO2, and the Ground

For Students 9th - 12th
How bright are your classes? An interactive lesson has scholars explore how light interacts with carbon dioxide in the air and the surface of the earth. They watch a temperature scale as light interacts with the environment.
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Can You See Beyond the Rainbow?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There's more to light than ROYGBIV! An enlightening laboratory investigation has learners explore the world of infrared light. When they use goggles that take away visible light, they experience how things look with only infrared light.
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Bill Nye Searches For Water On Jupiter

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can researchers measure the amount of water on Jupiter? Through a thought-provoking THNKR "Why with Nye!" video, young space scientists search for the universal solvent on a distant planet. Topics include how scientists use visible...
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How Quantum Mechanics Explains Global Warming

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do quantum mechanics and global warming have to do with each other? More than you might think. Surprisingly, this video explains how it's not the energy emitted from the sun that causes the problem, but how the infrared radiation...
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WHAT'S HOT IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore infrared imaging by first exploring Old Faithful geyser in infrared light. They create their own infrared images of geothermal features using visible light images as a guide.
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Spitzer Explores a Dusty Young Star

For Students 9th - 12th
In this stars worksheet, students read about the Spitzer space telescope and they solve 5 problems about the mass, size, and power of dust grains and interstellar mediums detected by the telescope.
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Light Is

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Students explore the properties of light. In this light activity, students investigate visible light by viewing a website, examining an electromagnetic spectrum chart, and observing light demonstrations. Students write about their...
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What Is Beyond the Rainbow?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Help your classes see what they cannot see. Using different eyewear, scholars experience different light spectrums. Learners may be surprised by how the world looks with infrared light, thermal imaging, and ultraviolet light.
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What Does Color Have to Do with Cooling?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Study the rate of cooling for objects of different colors. Learners focus on the reflection and absorption of infrared light. Your classes may be surprised to learn objects that heat the slowest also cool the slowest.
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What Is the Purpose of Life? (Big Picture Ep. 5/5)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In the eyes of a physicist, the purpose of life is to continue the mission of the sun. An engaging lesson discusses the increasing entropy levels of energy that originates at the sun. As life forms use that energy, entropy rises until it...
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Herschel Infrared Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students perform a version of the experiment of 1800 by the famous astronomer Sir Frederick William Herschel.
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"Origins: Back to the Beginning" Worksheet

For Students 6th - 9th
In this origins of the universe worksheet, students answer questions that are associated with the video, "Origins: Back to the Beginning." They write short answers or fill in the blanks with material from the movie or from their prior...
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LEARN ABOUT INFRARED LIGHT AND INFRARED IMAGING

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze infrared imaging by looking at an image of a familiar geothermal feature, Old Faithful. They recognize the visible light image of the famous geyser, and figure out what the infrared image is showing them.
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Eclipse Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Ever made solar s'mores? Or recreated the solar system using peanuts? Astronomers young and old investigate all things solar using a variety of activities. Explore how the sun works, types of light it emits, and methods of charting the...
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Infrared Telescope

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Most of the twenty slides in this presentation include photographs or diagrams, making it an eye-catching way to teach about infrared telescopes. The pros and cons of using infrared light to study outer regions of space are explained....
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Quantifying Land Changes Over Time Using Landsat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Humans have become a geologic agent comparable to erosion and [volcanic] eruptions ..." Paul J. Crutzen, a Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist. Using Landsat imagery, scholars create a grid showing land use type, such as urban,...
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The Ultraviolet Catastrophe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do scientists do when their observations don't match the theory? An interesting video introduces the ultraviolet catastrophe as part of a larger series covering physics concepts. Starting with ultraviolet light and ending with...
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Infrared-Hot

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students describe how the sun heats the Earth, explain the nature of infrared light, explain how thunderstorms are formed and use infrared maps to predict severe weather.
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Exploring Infrared Imaging

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students are the defintion of temperature which is a measure of the average heat or thermal energy of the particles in a substance. They dicuss how heat can move from place to place. Students work in small groups to discuss what is...
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Multi-Wavelength Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a look at astronomy through the light lens. From radio to gamma, light waves exist in every corner of the universe. An enlightening PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of the different categories of light and then discusses...
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Sensing the Invisible: The Herschel Experiment

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The electromagnetic spectrum includes everything from very powerful gamma rays (which are used to treat cancer) to much weaker radio waves (which include microwaves). Through a hands-on activity, scholars explore the temperature...
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Can You "See" Infrared Radiation?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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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