Laser Microscope


This is relatively simple, yet interesting project to do at home.

A single drop of a transparent liquid is extracted from the syringe or pipette. Laser beam is pointed directly to the water drop from around 10-30cm distance. Water's surface tension curls a liquid drop to a ball shape. The gravity stretches the ball downwards and thus creates a shape of a convex lens which then spreads the light forward and magnifies the image.