Active "mandatory" science
The Davidson Institute program is aimed at 10th grade students who are not majoring in science and are required to learn “mandatory science”, according to the policy of the Ministry of Education. The program exposes students to interesting and extraordinary topics in science through hands-on activities, while installing them with a variety of skills.
The program applies the Hands on Activity approach, in which learning of scientific principles and concepts is achieved via building products that enable the students to demonstrate, illustrate and deepen their understanding of the learned concepts.
In the “Active Science” program, the active learning concept has been expanded in such a manner that science and technology serve as a social-educational tool for the empowerment of every student; for making room for their personal uniqueness; for developing and building personal confidence and capability; for developing rational thinking skills; and for installing a variety of skills such as, teamwork, communication, inquiry, learning and critical thinking.
The school faculty will teach the lessons of the program, while receiving academic support. Required equipment will be supplied by the program.
More about the program
The program exposes students to interesting and extraordinary topics in science via hands-on activities, while installing the students with a variety of skills. The program is suitable for all students that are required to take mandatory science, and especially for those who have difficulty with theoretical and frontal studies, such as students of the “Mabar” and “Etgar” tracks.
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