Laser Science Projects
Each year Laser F/X receives a number of requests for information from students who are doing science projects involving lasers. Laser light shows represent one of the most visible applications of lasers and certainly the most entertaining use of lasers. This section is designed to provide some information and resources for science projects.
We are not going to do your work for you! If you are hoping to find a complete paper you can download, print and use you are out of luck. What we will provide are resources to help you research your laser science project. These include a bibliography, a glossary of terminology used in laser displays, information on other applications of lasers, basic laser safety information, and a listing of selected educational laser resources on the Internet.
We also have pages with suggestions
for high school science projects involving lasers. The projects
vary in complexity and the parts needed to do them; from simple to more advanced.
The simple projects require a minimum of parts and equipment, while the
advanced projects require some knowledge of electronics.
We also provide a page of images and drawings you may use in your projects provided you follow the rules on that page.
NOTE: Some students have written to us requesting information on Holography [making 3D photographs with lasers]. We do not cover that topic since we focus on laser shows. An excellent resource for holography information is Holoworld.com
If you have any suggestions for improvements, or would like to contribute a project idea, please contact us via the on-page E-mail below. If this area has helped you to complete a science project, or your have an interesting project you have completed, let us know by e-mail.
[ Introduction | Bibliography | Glossary of Terminology | Laser safety overview | Other applications of lasers | Selected laser related web sites | Basic laser science projects | Intermediate laser science projects | Advanced laser science projects | Illustrations for laser science projects ]
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