Lightwave, University of Southampton



The following resources are used in Lightwave demonstrations and workshops.


These are handouts that can be printed out and used in a classroom or at home. They are filled with facts and fun experiments. Many of these are taken from the experiments section of this web site. These handouts offer a hardcopy version of some of the web content so it can be used where acccess to the web isn't possible or practical. They are currently available as pdf files. You'll need a working version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them.


The pictures at the end are required with some of the handouts. The periscope template should be printed out in A3 size if at all possible.

The Spectrum ... Colours and splitting white light The Eye ... " 1st handout is on how the eye works .. The 2nd is how to make a colour wheel .. The last is the image of the needed for the colour wheel Mirrors ... Ist handout is about reflections the second is how to make a periscope ... The third is the plan for the periscope
Lenses .. Including refraction and how to make a telescope.
Technology ... A handout on Fibre optics and how to communcate with light using morse code ... A morse code translator page is included as well