These resources from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) look at parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. The Key Stage Three resources look at how synchotron radiation is used to look at the structure of proteins and viruses. The Key Stage Four lesson focuses on infrared radiation and its uses, particularly in measuring the temperature of the sea.



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Key Stage Three: Bright Light

In this Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Key Stage Three resource, students find out how scientists look at particles by inferring from evidence. Step-by-step instructions are given for making a simple 'particle camera' for students to make and use to describe how they can see what particles look...

Key Stage Four: Infrared

This lesson, from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), looks in particular at how infrared data is collected and used to measure changes in global temperature. Infrared radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum of light which has uses in astronomy, communications, surveillance and medicine...