“Active Science” aimes at low-achieving and at-risk youth in Israel in order to empower them through science. The program is geared towards 15-18 year olds who have dropped out of the formal educational system and suffer from domestic violence, drug problems, etc. Active Science provides a positive learning environment that exposes them to the world of science through hands-on activities. Key to the program’s success is its focus on connecting science to everyday life.

ACTIVITIES

25 meetings of 2 hours each. We are using interdisciplinary themes in weekly meetings. Each meeting is dedicated to a different topic in science such as pressure, stability, density etc. Each group is guided by two instructors and up to 20 students per group.

START OF THE PROJECT

01.01.2004

ORGANISATION

Davidson Institute of Science Education in Weizmann Institute

TARGET GROUP

  • CAMP participants are 15-18 year old who have dropped out of school and come to our labs with their social workers
  • Younger kids in the age of 12-14 in the schools together with their staffs with the under achieving kids
  • Second chance schools
  • Boarding schools and youth jail

PARTNERS

Weizmann Institute

CONTACT DETAILS

Tamar Levy

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