Infrared Radiation: Definition, Uses & Effects


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Which of the following ranges of wavelengths is the definition of infrared?

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1. How is thermal imaging related to infrared radiation?

2. Which of these is NOT a reason infrared is used in astronomy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo quickly gauge your knowledge of the uses of infrared radiation. You will be quizzed on what infrared radiation is and how it occurs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • Reasons why infrared is used in astronomy
  • How thermal imaging is related to infrared radiation
  • Uses of infrared cameras
  • Infrared's range of wavelengths

Skills Practiced

These assessment tools can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding thermal imaging
  • Making connections - link your knowledge of infrared radiation with meteorology and climatology
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define the classification of infrared wavelengths

Additional Learning

If you have further questions about this concept, be sure to pull up the lesson titled Infrared Radiation: Definition, Uses & Effects. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what infrared radiation is
  • Determine why infrared is used
  • Learn about the benefits of thermal imaging cameras
  • Understand the effects of infrared radiation