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Science Buds

Are you the curious type? In that case, how do two full days of laboratory experiments, lectures by experts and social activities, three times a year, sound?

When will mankind reach Mars? How big is infinity? And what is the link between zebrafish and our brains? These are just some of the questions we will explore this year, as you enjoy the opportunity to meet new, like-minded friends from all over Israel. This unique multidisciplinary program offers participants a chance to delve into astronomy and astrophysics, biotechnology and life sciences, chemistry, robotics and more. As part of the program, participants perform scientific experiments in the labs, attend scientific lectures and tour the Clore Science Park and Museum. In the evenings, you will have a host of social activities to choose from, including playing musical instruments, games, group activities, competitions and more. No teachers or parents allowed, so it's just you, us, and science.


Outstanding, curious, Hebrew speaking middle school students (8th-9th grade) who love science.


Three, two-day meetings during the school year, between November and June, including an overnight stay at the Weizmann Institute's youth village.


The Budding Scientists' program meets at the laboratories and youth village at the Davidson Institute of Science Education, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot.



1,900 NIS a year. Scholarships are available based on personal-economic circumstances.


Apply using the link below.

More about the program

The program's lectures and workshops are delivered, for the most part, by researchers and graduate students who carry out their studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science

The program's most promising students will receive an invitation to return for a second year and a recommendation for the Young Researchers program when they reach 10th grade. These students will also be considered for other outstanding students' programs at the Davidson Institute of Science Education.

The program involves absence from school. Students will be provided with the necessary participation notes to present at school.

For more information, visit the Hebrew site.

Team Members

Program Director: Erez Katzir

Program Coordnator: Eran Zigi

For more information: +972-8-9378300

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