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Infrared Gallery
Human eyes cannot see infrared wavelengths, but with the help of false-color imaging, temperature differences become visible and invisible features are suddenly illuminated. This interactive gallery shows images of a variety of objects and geothermal features in both visible and infrared light, and explains why the infrared images show the items as they do. A background essay and list of discussion questions are also provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Physics
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Copyright 2002-2006, WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-862
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
        • Properties of objects and materials
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
    • 9-12:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Interactions of energy and matter
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
http://www.wgbh.org/