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Using smartphone thermal cameras to engage student's misconceptions about energy
Kubsch, M., Nordine, J., Hadinek, D.

Using smartphone thermal cameras to engage student's misconceptions about energy

The Physics Teacher

A number of articles in this journal’s “iPhysicsLabs” column have demonstrated that smartphones and tablets can help bring technologies to the classroom in an inexpensive way, e.g., acceleration sensors or diverse applications of video analysis. Whereas those articles featured mostly quantitative experiments, we will demonstrate in this article how smartphone thermal cameras can be used to tackle a common problem in energy instruction with a simple qualitative experiment.