Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Explaining Scientific Phenomena in FLIR Camera Videos - Section 4: Students create models that represent their understanding of molecular motion and energy


Not everyone can afford an infrared camera, but that doesn't mean that we can't use the plethora of resources out there to use infrared technology in our classrooms. The Concord Consortium has developed many free infrared videos for use in our classes.  

Since some of the videos from the website can be rather advanced, use your professional judgement when selecting videos to use in your classroom. In terms of 3-dimensional learning, infrared videos help provide the empirical data that can be used to support evidence-based argumentation, while deepening conceptual understanding.  

The relationship between matter and energy becomes more apparent when students see how the two interact in nature. Using infrared technology bridge the gap between invisible phenomena and learning in our classes.

  Using Infrared Video to Enliven the Learning Experience
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Using Infrared Video to Enliven the Learning Experience
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Explaining Scientific Phenomena in FLIR Camera Videos

Unit 4: Energy
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT: Analyze and explain various scientific phenomena represented in FLIR camera videos to build a deeper conceptual understanding of matter and energy

Big Idea: Matter and energy encounters are everywhere but they cannot be seen. As such, students lack a deep conceptual understanding and awareness of the energy transfers happening all around them!

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