Dr. Mattioda teaches College Park Elementary school children about SOFIA & Infrared Spectroscopy

College Park Elementary School
College Park Elementary School

On Friday, March 5, 2010, Dr. Andrew Mattioda demonstrated the uses of infrared light to over 30, 4th and 5th graders at the College Park Elementary School Science Exploration Day in San Mateo. Using the SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) project’s infrared camera the students were able to watch the heat flow in hot and cold glasses of water, look through a NASA plastic bag and modify their appearance in the infrared using ice cubes. Special thanks goes to Darlene V Mendoza who helped coordinate the use of the SOFIA equipment for this demonstration.