Sensing the Invisible
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Students study visible light and explain why we want to use infrared radiation to study Mercury. In this sunlight lesson students construct a device to measure the presence of infrared radiation in sunlight.
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Sensing the Invisible: The Herschel Experiment
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...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Why Are Compact Fluorescent Bulbs More Efficient?
Compact fluorescent bulbs are the easiest way to increase energy efficiency around the house. But why? Science scholars compare CF bulbs with their incandescent counterparts using a simple test. A solar-powered toy illuminates the...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Sensing the Invisible, The Herschel Experiment
Students discuss sunlight and rainbows. They view a picture of the visible light spectrum and discuss the differences in wave length for each color. Students discuss other differences in colors we see when using a prism. They discuss...
5th - 8th Science
Why the Insect Brain Is So Incredible
What makes an insect's brain so marvelous? Insects have tiny nervous systems that are more complex than you think. Surprisingly, there are quite a few similarities between an insect's brain and a human's brain. Watch an engaging video to...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science