Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping

May 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
4400 SW 10th Avenue
regular admission
Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Explore the magic of temperature at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Tuesday, May 28 at 1:30. This activity models the way Landsat satellites use a thermal infrared sensor to measure land surface temperatures. Infrared technology, like the infrared thermometer in this activity, uses the infrared light emitted by an object to measure its temperature remotely (without having to touch it!) By taking a series of measurements over an area, a scientist can create a visual representation of the surface temperatures (like a weather map for surface temperatures rather than air temperatures.) Program sponsored by the National Informal STEM Education Network. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and Discovery Center members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

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