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1 HEMDA: Center for Science Education- Tel Aviv-Yaffo Established in 1989 by the Rothschild Foundation and the Tel Aviv-Yaffo municipality. Prof. Haim Harari: Founder and first chairman. Prof. Daniel Zajfman: Chairman. Dr. Tehilla Ben-Gai: Director

2 Hemda Students 62 Groups 9th-12th grades 4-8 Academic hours

3 Hemda: Scientific arm of all High schools in Tel-Aviv We teach science: According to the curriculum and beyond Physics Chemistry Computational Science Unique Teaching team Advanced technological Environment Cooperation with: Weizmann institute Tel Aviv university High-Tech-industries: El-Op, Check-Point

4 Teaching staff: 25 Teachers Most of the teachers are Ph. D holders: A variety of disciplines Tutoring of new teachers Weekly Seminars Conferences Team-work: Within the teams Between teams Teachers and Lab Technicians

5 Educational Environment 12 multifunctional class-rooms Lab oriented studies Challenging studies, solving problems. Enrichment projects Contemporary science Individual tutoring

6 Technological Environment Hands - on experiments Computer controlled Experiments Simulations, Models Cutting edge Demonstration equipment Teacher-Students web communication Laboratories - Theory, Experiment, Demo

7 Matriculation Examination 2007/8 Hemdas final results

8 Computational Science: New course developed by Hemdas staff for excellent students Computers as science tools Solving complex problems Models and simulations..This program is one of the initiatives that can change the profile of an entire generation. Prof. Sorin Solomon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

9 Physics for the Young- Arrow Project. Exposing and stimulating Junior-High potential students Unique physics/Chemistry curriculum. Qualitative and Quantitative studies – Exciting activities: experiments, competitions, games. Submarine Competition

10 Enrichment courses, workshops, lectures Theory of Relativity Cosmology Chaos Lasers Physics and Music Meeting scientists

11 Science Competitions Walking on Water Clocks building Free-falling of eggs Building submarines Water rockets Science photography Spinning tops Learning Physics through delightful experiences

12 International and National Competitions Physics Olympics, Seoul, Hemdas student awarded third place. Safe competition: Weizmann Institute, 2005: Hemdas students awarded first place

13 Hemda on the net Communication/Interaction teachers & students Classroom and homework- assignments Study materials Science news Teachers Center Science Culture activities

14 Teachers Training Center Science teachers Lab Technicians Advanced courses workshops Weekly seminar Science Library

15 Online Pedagogic and Didactics Resources of: Teachers Demonstration Students Experiments For: Physics students, Teachers and Lab Technicians all over Israel HEMDA LAB : Documenting Hemdas accumulated Experience

16 Science-Culture program Interaction and dialogue with the public on contemporary scientific issues Inserting the Scientific Dialogue into Tel Aviv homes: Luring more students to Science 10,500 participants in 3 years

17 Hemdas added Value Synergic value: staff, students and technology Reinforcing formal learning and boosting motivation Science atmosphere Mr. Ben-Gal, Head master of a religious high school in Tel Aviv:..Studding science in Hemda is like Studding the Tora in a Yeshive….

18 Our Vision : More students (girls..) Challenging studies Collaboration with: Science institutions schools for excellence Omri, student, 2003: Being in Hemda is like being a chocolate monkey, tossed into a barrel. It tickles all the time.


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