Infrared Gallery

Teachers' Domain; WGBH Educational Foundation

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.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Climate Literacy Principles: Sun Drives Earth System:Greenhouse Effect, UV, Infrared, Energy Balance, Solar Heat, Energy, Radiation
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics