Preface (A summary of the "Laser Adventure" project).

A new course on "Lasers and their Applications" has been developed by Rami Arieli for Grades 11-12, and college level.

A book was written (in Hebrew), explaining the basic physical principles of laser operation, describing many types of lasers, and many applications of lasers.

Those laser applications include:

The motivation for this course was to use the newly developed technologies to attract students to science, make science relevant by demonstrating every day applications, and explain basic ideas in "modern physics".
The instructional materials have been reviewed by groups of Israeli Physics teachers, and their response was very encouraging. High school students who were exposed to the course showed much interest.
In 1997, teachers from Kansas used this materials on the internet as part of a course on the subject.
In 1998-9, a Web course is conducted to students and teachers from Israel (in Hebrew).
The plan is to provide this course in multimedia computerized interactive versions for both CD-ROM and the Internet.