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Science Buds

Excelling junior high students? How do two days of laboratory experiments in the morning, lectures from experts in the afternoon and a social activity in the evening, three times a year sound?

When will we reach Mars? How many sizes does infinity have? And what is the connection between Zebrafish and our brain? These are only a few examples for the variety of questions that we will discuss this year, during which you will spend time with the rest of the members of the program from all around the country that love science just as much as you do. The program’s multi-disciplinary activity will allow you to get a taste of scientific fields such as, astronomy and astrophysics, life sciences and biotechnology, chemistry, robotics and more. During the meetings, you will experience workshops in the lab, listen to lectures from scientists and tour the Garden of Science and the laboratories of the Weizmann Institute of Science. In the evening you can play music together, play ping-pong or participate in group assignments and activities. Teachers and parents are absolutely not allowed, so it is just you, us and science.

More about the program

  • Most of the lectures and workshops are given by researchers and graduate students of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
  • Students who participated in the program in 8th grade can continue in the 9th grade without going through the screening process.
  • The most promising students of the program will receive a recommendation for applying to the Young Researchers program (“Chetz”) in 10th grade, and will also be eligible for additional excellence programs at the Davidson Institute of Science. 
  • Meetings are during school hours. A permission slip will be given to show your teacher. 

For more information look at the Hebrew site.