Web Quest 2

Home | Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Extension | Teacher Notes

 

Science of Lasers

        

Introduction
Since the discovery of lasers in 1947, scientist have found many ways to utilize laser technology.  There are several fields that use lasers such as police, military, medical, entertainment, and many others.

Top of Page

Task
You are hired as a graphic illustrator for a laser company.  Your task is to create a brochure describing the types of lasers, how lasers work, and their uses.  You will research laser information and use Photoshop and PageMaker to create your brochure.

    * How does a laser work?
    * How many types of lasers are there?
    * What are the uses of lasers?

Top of Page

Process
Create a 5 page brochure on lasers.  Each page must have graphics.

Top of Page

  Resources
Lasers are the most versatile invention ever discovered.  Find out why:

Brief History of Lasers
Brief History of Laser

How Stuff Works
Howstuffworks "How Lasers Work"

How Things Work
How Things Work: Lasers

Laser Fantasy International
LFI: How Lasers Work

Google Search (uses of lasers)
Google

Top of Page

Evaluation
Five page brochure.

Top of Page

Conclusion
Lasers have many uses.  Scientist are discovering new uses for lasers each year. We have a strong future for the way we use lasers in several different fields of occupations and leisure activities.

Extension
Describe how holography works.
Describe the process of burning a computer CD.

Top of Page

Teacher Notes
Supports Arizona State Standards

 

Top of Page