Properties of Laser Light: Collimated

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This is part TWO of a three part investigation of the properties of LASER Light from other light. Part 1 Monochromatic Light and Part 3 Coherent Light

In this part, we’ll demonstrate that LASER light is collimated by comparing the area of light produced by LED lights to that of LASER light at various distances.

Grade Range:
9-14

Duration
1/2 Hour – 1 Hour

Supplies

Set of Light Blox 1 Red LASER Pointer, or Laser Blox 1 blank sheet of paper, a ruler

NGSS Connections

PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

  • Communicate technical information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy. (HS-PS4-5)