K-12 Student Resources
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Making Methane Bubbles - Invisible Labs with Craig Beals
Could you hold a gas? Using a clever trick, Craig creates methane bubbles, and shows you what happens with a little flame. Don't try this Invisible Labs science experiment at home!
Exploding Experiments with Gases - Invisible Labs with Craig Beals
Craig Beals & FLIR are back for Season TWO of #InvisibleLabs. In the first episode, we try some explosive science experiments with helium, and hydrogen, and then go on a field trip to check out Hot Air Balloons using FLIR Thermal Cameras! Don't try this at home!
Invisible Labs with Craig Beals Season 2 Trailer
Invisible Labs with Craig Beals is back! Season 2 of FLIR's educational series takes things to a whole new level - hosted by Craig Beals, 2015 Montana Teacher of the Year, we will be tackling scientific subjects all while visualizing the energy of the invisible world around use with thermal!
Burning Rubber! - Invisible Labs with Craig Beals
Overcoming friction with horsepower! We burn some rubber on the latest #InvisibleLabs with Craig Beals!
Ice Block Sledding! - Invisible Labs with Craig Beals
In the latest Invisible Labs, Craig Beals shows how water has a low friction coefficient - who needs snow for sledding, when you've got your own block of ice!
Asphalt Skiing! - Invisible Labs with Craig Beals
What better way to demonstrate the heat generated with friction, then skiing in a parking lot? We use a FLIR thermal imaging camera to show the invisible light generated in this experiment! Don't try this at home!
Invisible Labs LIVE @ CES 2017!
Invisible Labs with Craig Beals hits the stage with FLIR at CES! The 2015 Montana Teacher of the Year, Craig is host of FLIR’s “Invisible Labs” series is a professional educator. Having also appeared on the History Channel, Craig recently received the 2016 Award for Teaching Excellence by the National Education Association. Craig appears in Invisible Labs an online series of science education and experiments presented by FLIR.
Electrifying Experiments! - Invisible Labs with Craig Beals
In Episode 3 of Invisible Labs with Craig Beals takes us through the world of electricity. From making glass to a jacob's ladder - don't try these experiments at home!
Setting Kylo Ren on fire with the sun! - Invisible Labs with Craig Beals
In this bonus episode, we set Kylo Ren on fire with solar energy! Whose seeing Rogue One this weekend?
Cooking with Solar Energy! - Invisible Labs with Craig Beals
Craig sees what he do with a fresnel lens and the power of the sun! Harnessing the visible and infrared light in the sun, Craig cooks bacon, eggs, and..more!
Invisible Labs with Craig Beals - FLIR Educational Series Trailer
This exciting online series takes a look at science in a whole new light-through the power of thermal imaging! Hosted by Craig Beals, 2015 Montana Teacher of the Year, Invisible Labs will tackle scientific subjects like the electromagnetic spectrum, solar energy, friction and electricity-all while visualizing the energy of the invisible world around us by way of thermal technology.
Cups and clothes
The experiments are designed in order to introduce thermal properties of different materials and objects, whether they are good heat conductors or insulators.
Knife and wooden spoon
Metal feels colder at room temperature than many other materials, such as wood or plastic. With this experiment, students are given the opportunity to explain this phenomenon as a consequence of the differing heat conductivity of involved materials. Whereas wood and plastic are thermal insulators, metals are good thermal conductors.
Rubbing erasers, hands and ice
With this experiment, students have the opportunity to learn more about the phenomenon of friction. Friction is a force that resists the relative motion of two surfaces or objects sliding against each other. Friction often results in the conversion of kinetic energy into thermal energy, which is indicated by increased temperature of the involved surfaces or objects.