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iScientist

Get your students interested in cutting-edge science by inviting leading researchers to your class for a video conference.

Do students ever ask you, “What is science good for?” or “Why do we need to learn this?” The iScientist program enables you to get your students interested in cutting-edge science, pique their curiosity, and link the study material to current, groundbreaking research.

The program allows science teachers in elementary, middle and high schools to invite pioneering researchers working on contemporary science projects to hold an informal video conference with their students. The students are encouraged to ask questions about anything they find intriguing in that field, and the experience opens up new worlds for them and introduces them to new role models.

The program includes:

  • Online tutorials for science teachers.
  • Video conference with a researcher.
  • Suggestions for an introductory lesson ahead for the video conference, with the aim of piquing the students' curiosity and encouraging them to ask questions.
  • Pedagogical and technical support via phone before and, if needed, during the video conference.

 

The program is available for Israeli students. If you are interested in further information and are not from Israel, Contact us: madan.bareshet@weizmann.ac.il

 

Audience:

Science teachers in elementary, middle and high schools

Time:

Throughout the school year

Place:

In your classroom

Price:

Free of charge

How:

To participate, sign up for a short, online tutorial delivered by one of the program members. The sessions take place in the evening (in Hebrew), and are about an hour long. In addition, you need a smartphone that enables you to download the application.

The program is available for Israeli students. For more information or if you are not from Israel, please contact us at madan.bareshet@weizmann.ac.il

 

 

 

                                                                                                            

Team Members

Program Director: Meirav Bass

Educational Coordinators: Adi Kikin, Moran Raveh-Resh, Orit Dunsky, Rotem Vardi

Recruitment & Operation Coordinator: Maya Alayoff Barkan