Shaping the Future of Education
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.
Engage and Educate with Craig Beals
Craig Beals has appeared on the History Channel, received the National Education Association’s 2016 Award for Teaching Excellence, and was 2015 Montana Teacher of the Year. He teamed up with the thermal imaging and infrared technology experts at FLIR Systems to explore the world in a new light — infrared.
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.
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.