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|How does the blackbody spectrum of the sun compare to visible light? Learn about the blackbody spectrum of the sun, a light bulb, an oven, and the earth. Adjust the temperature to see the wavelength and intensity of the spectrum change. View the color of the peak of the spectral curve.|
- Quantum Mechanics
Sample Learning Goals
- Describe what happens to the blackbody spectrum as you increase the temperature. What happens to the shape of the curve and the peak of this curve?
- What happens to the blackbody spectrum as you decrease the temperature?
- Set the temperature to that of a light bulb (around 3000 K). Based on this information, do lightbulbs seem efficient? Why do light bulbs get hot?
- Imagine that you see 2 hot, glowing objects--one is glowing orange and the other is glowing blue. Which one is hotter?
Tips for Teachers
The teacher's guide (pdf) contains tips created by the PhET team.
|Simulation compatibility by Device||Oliver Nix||Other||Other||7/21/14|
|Blackbody Radiation and Wien's Law||Michael Pennisi||HS||Lab||4/11/13|
|Visualization and Visual Illusions SIM Homework||Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman||UG-Intro||HW||1/9/11|
|Temperature and Luminosity of Stars: Wein's Law and the Stephan Boltzmann Law||Rhoda Berenson||UG-Intro||Lab||7/18/14|
|PhET Sims Aligned to the Chemistry Curriculum||Julia Chamberlain||UG-Intro
|Blackbody Radiation updated from Michael P.||michael marty||HS||Demo
|Black Body Radiation: Seeking Patterns in Data Sets||Roberto Marrero||HS||Lab||11/1/09|
|Blackbody Spectrum & Lasers Simulations Homework||Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman||HS
|Blackbody Spectrum Simulation Homework||Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman||UG-Intro
|Solar Astronomy||Mark Kelly||HS||HW
|Blackbody Spectrum||Curt Miller||HS||Lab||9/18/07|
|흑체 스펙트럼 SIM 사용지침서||이화국(Wha Kuk Lee)||HS
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