Take a school without a chemistry elective, add the Davidson Institute of Science Education, and mix together in a test tube. The reaction product: A new compound for studying chemistry.
Have you ever thought about how corn kernels turn into popcorn in the microwave? Or why is it that soap cleans better than water? If so, chemistry is the major for you. But what if you don’t have a chemistry elective at your high school? We have the perfect solution for you and your school: A weekly slot, after school, an hour at a time, during which you will connect to a video chat system from anywhere you want. In this video chat you – a group of excellent students from all over the country – will receive an online chemistry lesson, given by a chemistry teacher from the Davidson Institute of Science Education and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
The lessons include presentations, videos, exercises, and even experiments you will be able to perform at home using a special kit we will provide. And if that is not enough, you will be invited to the Davidson Institute twice a year in order to turn the virtual classroom into a real one, meet the other classmates, perform experiments in real laboratories, and tour the Institute’s facilities. So prepare your computer, tablet, or cell phone, because this year you are going to learn chemistry – online.
The program is in Hebrew.
More about the program
Studies are accredited by the Israel Ministry of Education’s Chemistry Board of Studies. The lessons are conducted through an online learning platform (both synchronized and non-synchronized), combined with meetings at the Davidson Institute throughout the year, divided according to grade and class.
During the 10th Grade: Three hours every week, two of which are an online lesson and one of independent work on the website. In addition, once a week, in the evening, there will be an elective tutoring hour.
During the 11th Grade: Six hours every week, two of which are an online lesson, two – a tutorial, and two of independent work on the website.
During the 12th Grade: Same as in the 11th grade.
For further information, visit the Hebrew site.