FLIR in the Classroom

FLIR thermal cameras give students the opportunity to learn about heat and temperature in an interactive and engaging way. Instead of reading about friction they’re able to see how it works in real life. Rather than explain insulation, they can see firsthand the rate and speed of heat loss. FLIR gives students the ability to discover the science behind everyday objects.

 
 

Classroom Experiments

Rubbing erasers, hands and ice

With this experiment, students have the opportunity to learn more about the phenomenon of friction. Friction is a force that resists the relative motion of two surfaces or objects sliding against each other. Friction often results in the conversion of kinetic energy into thermal energy, which is indicated by increased temperature of the involved surfaces or objects.

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Knife and wooden spoon

Metal feels colder at room temperature than many other materials, such as wood or plastic. With this experiment, students are given the opportunity to explain this phenomenon as a consequence of the differing heat conductivity of involved materials. Whereas wood and plastic are thermal insulators, metals are good thermal conductors.

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Cups and clothes

The experiments are designed in order to introduce thermal properties of different materials and objects, whether they are good heat conductors or insulators.

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FLIR Thermal Cameras

FLIR thermal cameras give students the opportunity to learn about heat and temperature in an interactive and engaging way. Many concepts that involve heat and heat transfer are very theoretical and not always easy for students to understand. Using a FLIR infrared camera, difficult theory and equations come to life as colorful thermal images.

FLIR C3

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FLIR E6

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FLIR E60

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