Schlieren Imaging in Color!

One of the most flammable sports balls turns out to be ping pong balls. Watch a ping pong ball burn using Schlieren imaging. The video details how Schlieren imaging works in color, black and white, and in slow motion. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create your own Schlieren imaging based on the setup explained in the video
  • Determine the ideal frame speed to capture the sound shock wave
Classroom Considerations

  • The last two minutes are advertising and do not contribute to the content

  • Applies Schlieren photography to heat
  • Offers details of how to set up your own

  • None