Thermal cameras in school laboratory activities
2015 (English)In: Physics Education, ISSN 0031-9120, E-ISSN 1361-6552, Vol. 50, no 4, 424-430 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Thermal cameras offer real-time visual access to otherwise invisible thermodynamic phenomena, which are conceptually demanding for learners during traditional teaching. We present three studies of students’ interaction with laboratory activities that employ infrared (IR) cameras to teach challenging thermal concepts at grades 4, 7 and 10-12. Visualization of heat-related concepts in combination with predict-observe-explain (POE) experiments offers students and teachers a pedagogically powerful means for unveiling abstract yet fundamental physics concepts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 50, no 4, 424-430 p.
Research subject Physics with specialization in Physics Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282891DOI: 10.1088/0031-9120/50/4/424OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-282891DiVA: diva2:917745