During the past ten years a number of workshops were conducted which introduced holography into about 25 high schools in central Indiana. Sand box systems were constructed. Participants were provided with minimal equipment including a 5 mW laser and associated optics. both reflection and transmission holograms were produced. The workshops included several phases. During the first phase teachers were introduced to basic principles and gained hands-on experience with their systems. During the second phase staff visits to the classes assisted teachers in implementation. During the third phase teachers brought selected students for training and review. Second year workshops utilized first year participants as workshop trainers. Workshops were concluded with a review session which included a section on curriculum design to include holography in the physics lesson planning. Continuing enthusiasm for optics and specifically holography suggests that this is a great way to generate science interest in the secondary schools. The workshops were supported with Eisenhower funds administered by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
Uwe J. Hansen,
John A. Swez,
"Holography in the high school laboratory", Proc. SPIE 2525, 1995 International Conference on Education in Optics, (13 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224010; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.224010