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Temperature and Energy in Satellite Images

Summer in the City english

The pupils will deal with the topics "temperature" and "energy". With the help of satellite images they are able to differentiate between surfaces with different temperatures. Thus, they get to know the links between surface temperature, specific heat capacity, and other thermal characteristics of objects.

Form
6
Time required
1-2 lessons
Level
2: easy
Recommended Prior Knowledge

none

Authors

Roland Goetzke
Henryk Hodam
Kerstin Voß

Topics

specific heat capacity
temperature
thermal images
thermal radiation

Goals

The terms "specific heat capacity", "reflection" and "absorption" ought to be explained in the pupils' own words.

Various surfaces and substances will be arranged according to their specific heat capacity.

Heating of different surface in the course of the day will be examined.

Differences in temperature of various surfaces will be spotted and named in day and night thermal images.

The pupils ought to be able to analyse, interprete and evaluate thermal images.