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This is a student activity on the detection of a warm object with a liquid crystal sheet. This activity also can be a simulation of the detection of infrared radiation. The "For Further Research" section includes questions for the student.
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Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
= Heat Transfer
- Thermal Properties of Matter
= Temperature
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
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Minimal Danger   No Safety Equipment Necessary  

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© 1997 Exploratorium
IR, Infrared Radiation
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Liquid Crystal IR Detector. (2011, June 29). Retrieved October 9, 2015, from Exploratorium:
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