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Chemistry Online

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 your high school doesn’t offer a chemistry elective? Don't worry – we have the perfect solution for you and your school: A one-hour, weekly e-learning slot, after school.

Better yet – when you log into the video chat system (from anywhere you want!) you will join a group of your peers – outstanding students from all over the country – for an online chemistry lesson given by a chemistry teacher from the Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

The lessons include presentations, videos, exercises, and even experiments that you will be able to perform at home using a special kit that we will provide. And if that's not enough, participants are invited to the Davidson Institute twice a year in order to turn the virtual classroom into a real one: Meet your classmates in person, perform experiments in real laboratories, and tour the institute’s facilities.

So fire up your computer, tablet, or cell phone because this year, you're going to learn chemistry – online.

The program is held in Hebrew.



10th-grade students, teachers, and principals whose schools do not offer a five-point-level chemistry elective. Please note: Admission is contingent on coordination with the school.



The program is launched in late August in a special session, which is followed by weekly lessons and assignments. This is a three-year program spanning the 10th- through the 12th grade. Annual meetings are held at the Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot


Anywhere with internet access. On-site meetings will take place during the school holidays of Sukkot, Hanukkah, Passover and the summer holiday. Additional meetings may be scheduled during the year


 Free of charge

More about the program

The program is accredited by the Education Ministry's  Board of Chemistry Studies. The lessons are held via an e-learning platform, combined with meetings at the Davidson Institute throughout the year, according to grades.   
10th-grade students have three hours of chemistry every week: two as online lessons and one as independent work on the website. In addition, students can attend a weekly online tutoring hour in the evening.
11th and 12th-grade students have six hours of chemistry every week: two as online lessons, two as independent work on the website, and two as tutorials.

For more information, visit the Hebrew site.


Team Members

Program director: Dr. Merav Geva

For more information: +972-8-9378300

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