ERIC Number: ED347375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul-6
Reference Count: N/A
Laser Communications and Fiber Optics Lab Manual. High-Technology Training Module.
This laboratory training manual on laser communications and fiber optics may be used in a general technology-communications course for ninth graders. Upon completion of this exercise, students achieve the following goals: match concepts with laser communication system parts; explain advantages of fiber optic cable over conventional copper wire; and explain the process of how laser communications and fiber optics work. The module contains objectives, methodology, activities, resources, and evaluation. The laboratory manual contains the following sections: introduction; activity length; evaluation; equipment; steps of procedure; the microphone (encoding); the laser and laser beam (transmitting); laser beam transmission (signal propagating); telephone wire versus fiber optic cable; the receiver box (receiving); and the speaker (decoding). Evaluation consists of the laser communications and fiber optics worksheet, a 15-question attachment reflecting laboratory manual information. (NLA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rice Lake School District, WI.
Identifiers: Fiber Optics; Technology Education
Note: Developed as part of the High-Technology Training Model for Rural Based Business and Industry, Technical Colleges, and Local and State Educational Agencies.