This program caters to 10th-grade students who are not majoring in science but are required to take science classes to conform with the Education Ministry's policy. Participants explore interesting and extraordinary scientific topics through hands-on activities, while also learning a variety of useful skills.
This program applies the active learning approach, whereby science is explored through simulation and experimentations in a way that enables students to illustrate and demonstrate the principles and concepts they learned, thus enhancing their skills and expanding their understanding of the issues.
The program further expands on the active learning concept by using science and technology as a social-educational tool for empowering each student; making room for their unique, individual skills and personality; developing and building their self-confidence and abilities; fostering their rational thinking skills; and teaching them a variety of necessary skills, such as teamwork, communications, analysis, critical thinking, and more.
The program is taught by the school staff, with the academic support of the Davidson Institute of Science Education, which also supplies the necessary equipment.
10th-grade students who are now science majors
The program includes a weekly, 3-hour session held throughout the school year
In school, preferably in labs
Depends on the nature of the activities applied
Municipalities, teachers and school principals interested in the program can email firstname.lastname@example.org
More about the program
The program caters to all students required to take compulsory science classes and especially to those who struggle with theoretical and practical science studies, such as students of the “Mabar” and “Etgar” programs.
For more information, visit the Hebrew site.