This resource demonstrates the properties of light at different wavelengths, including infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light, and how light interacts with different materials. These properties are presented in a demonstration in which visible and infrared light are examined through glass, plastic wrap, and a black plastic bag. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS2: Earth’s Systems
HS-ESS2-4 Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
PS4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
MS-PS4-2 Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.