Active Science – Camps
The program offers two activity days in the desert during which students will be exposed to interesting and extraordinary topics in science through hands-on activities, while installing them with a variety of skills.
The two-day camp will take place at the Masada parking lot and will be focused on scientific activities related to the conquest of Masada. As part of the camp, students will sleep in tents, prepare their own meals and experience the challenges of the great outdoors.
Activities will be held in small groups (up to 10 students each). Students will be encouraged to develop their scientific thinking through problem-solving and teamwork. The activities will be diverse and integrate theory with demonstration – students will build a product or model demonstrating the scientific principle. For example: building a catapult, applying knowledge in physics and chemistry for creating sources of light, applying mechanical principles for various uses and more.
There will be cooperation between the educational team of the school and the scientific team of the Davidson Institute. The educational team will participate in a short tutorial on the topics that will be taught during the camp, and will receive support from the scientific team.
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The program is accessible for all students and is adapted for students according to their age, scientific background, etc. Therefore, it can serve both as a means to encourage high-achieving students to choose and persist in scientific studies, as well as a means for empowering students with unmet potential.