Education Technology

Blackbody Radiation

Activity Overview

This program will produce the blackbody radiation curve for one or two objects when the student inputs the temperature(s) in kelvin. The program will also display on the curve the peak frequency and wavelength when one object is selected.

Before the Activity

Load program onto students calculators.

During the Activity

Worksheet for blackbody radiation in pdf.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary