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Thermal cameras in school laboratory activities
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics. (Physics Didactics)
Linköping University.
Realgymnasiet, Norrköping.
Linköping University.
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
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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.

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2015. Vol. 50, no 4, 424-430 p.
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Physics with specialization in Physics Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282891DOI: 10.1088/0031-9120/50/4/424OAI: diva2:917745
Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-04-07 Last updated: 2016-04-22Bibliographically approved

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