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“It takes photographs, video clips, time lapse, operates as a webcam, and has a measurement
feature. It is so easy to use that my four-year-olds mastered it in one day! It is durable, and the price is right. I leave it out and the students are able to use it independently. I have other technological tools, such as iPads, [a] projector, [an iPod] Nano, flip cameras, and digital cameras—but my
favorite … tool is the SmartScope!” by
Diana -- Texas
"The lighting is good, and the magnification is excellent. The picture is very clear on my computer screen." by
Leanne -- New Hampshire
"The smartscope is AMAZING. I love using it on the computer to really analzye objects/specimens, and my students really enjoy seeing the images magnified. Thank you." by
Katherine -- Texas
"The Smart scope is working great!! My kindergarteners LOVE it!" by
Karen -- Ohio
"I apologize..... :)
I totally doubted these microscopes when I got the email and thought "whatever! They're going to sit in the closet like the other ones because they'll be too hard to use.."
I was totally wrong....they ARE super EASY! :)" -- Library Media Specialist by
Amy -- Maryland
Product Code: 3278
All warm objects emit infrared radiation. This sensor, therefore, can be used to detect the location of any warm item or living organism. When set to its most sensitive mode, the sensor can detect very low IR emissions, such as the heat trail left on a bench top after you move your hand away.
This multi-range sensor detects the energy from radiant sources from UV to Far Infrared.
The Infrared sensor adds another dimension to heat loss and energy transfer experiments, and can be seen used as a heat detector in the 'Bodies in the rubble’ activity in the video clip (available from the Resources tab).
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Investigating radiant energy from different surfaces e.g. heat from a Leslie's cube
Black body studies (radiance range)
Efficiency of insulation
Study inverse square law - verifying that heat radiation from source is inversely proportional to the square of its distance
Heat distribution along a metal rod
Hershel's discovery of infrared experiment
Investigating Stefan-Boltzmann's radiation law using a tungsten filament lamp Infrared in the environment
Illustration of non-contact thermometry
Comparing warm and cold blooded animals
Where do we lose heat? (head, face, hands etc.)
Locating a hot body e.g. a burnt match
Using infrared to locate a disaster victim*
Residual heat from different surfaces e.g. finger print on worktop*
Efficiency of electric light bulbs
Measurements can be recorded at three levels using either a Radiance (the intensity of the emitted thermal energy of the source) or Irradiance (the intensity of the incident thermal radiation on the Sensor) range.
0 to 30 W/m²sr-1 (Resolution: 0.02 W/m² sr-1)
0 to 300 W/m²sr-1 (Resolution: 0.2 W/m² sr-1)
0 to 3000 W/m²sr-1(Resolution: W/m² sr-1)
0 to 20 W/m² (Resolution: 0.01 W/m²)
0 to 200 W/m² (Resolution: 0.1 W/m²)
0 to 2000 W/m² (Resolution: 1 W/m²)
The Infrared sensor's detector window is made from KBr (potassium bromide), which is transparent to energy sources radiating in the wavelength region from 0.23 microns (230 nm) to 40 microns (40,000 nm) i.e. ultraviolet through to the far infrared portion of the spectrum.
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Infrared - 6 ranges
0 to 30W/m²sr-1
0 to 300W/m²sr-1
0 to 3000W/m²sr-1
0 to 200W/m²
0 to 2000W/m²
NOTE: A Sensor Cable is required to connect this sensor to the ONE Link, SOLUS, or VISION datalogger.