The IR cameras are built just how the students need them to be; they’re simple, easy to use and indestructible. And of course, interesting – they immediately bring children to action. They’re most useful in physics (although maybe that’s just my point of view because I’m a physicist) but even so, I wouldn’t be afraid to divert into the fields of chemistry or biology during classes. And I’m sure the children will come up with a creative idea you (nor we) have not thought of yet.
In our mobile polytechnic laboratory EDUbus, we try to show schools the latest technologies that can be used in teaching. In addition to digital microscopes and, for example, popular robotics, we also offer infrared cameras. Especially recently, there is great interest in the promotion of this device and the programs associated with it. Among other things, we are equipped with infrared cameras, which were created at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and are designed directly for teaching. We use LabIR cameras for demonstration of standard work (search for hot and cold places, demonstration of thermal bridges or permeability of materials for thermal radiation) but we also seek for didactic-motivational activities (demonstration of thermal conductivity of materials, confirmation of the law of reflection for thermal radiation, etc.).
Infrared cameras allow us to put a new angle on previously studied phenomena during classes. This opens up many opportunities for research using a technical device, which always has a tremendous motivational effect on both students and teachers. I have tested the IR cameras when lecturing teachers and the responses have been great!
The IR camera has a significantly larger display than other cameras, its control is really simple and intuitive and infrared images can be saved as jpg. pictures on flesh disk. All these parameters increase its value for making the teaching of science and technology subjects more attractive.
The opportunity to look at familiar and unfamiliar situations through a different lens was a motivational element at all types of schools. The use of IR cameras leads to a deeper understanding of the subject matter taught and allows us to see the links between individual natural phenomena.