Listening - A physicist talks about the investigative science tools that art galleries use

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Listening series - C105

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How does science help artists to 'see' under the paint of a painting?

Lesson idea. With news of the discovery of ‘another’ Mona Lisa, inventor Dr Lawrence Robinson talks about the OSIRIS infra-red camera which can ‘see’ under the paint of paintings.

Teaching approach. This ten-minute recording was made for a local radio show and is entitled 'science has a use after school'. (edit)

Resource details
Title Listening to scientists – a physicist talks about the science tools that art galleries use
Topic Science
Learning Objectives

Understanding the useful property of infra-red and how it is at one end of the visible spectrum.

Format / structure

Audio podcast (mp3) - 9 minutes

Age of students / grade

Useful information

Edited from The Science Show on Cambridge 105 FM.

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Files and resources to view and download

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Radio - audio: interview Lawrence Robinson (9 minutes) Right click to Save. Or click to use