Students from Lauder-Reut Participate in an Academic Camp at the Weizmann Institute, Israel

Students from Lauder-Reut Participate in an Academic Camp at the Weizmann Institute, Israel

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  In January 2012, 30 students from Lauder-Reut middle school and high school came back from a study trip to Israel, part of the third year of partnership between the Weizmann Science Institute and the Lauder-Reut Educational Complex.
Three days of the six-day trip to Israel were reserved for activities within the Weizmann Institute, while the other three were dedicated to visiting cultural, historical and tourist attractions in Israel – Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea, the Galilee Sea, Tel Aviv, Yaffa, and many others.
The study camp, organized for the Lauder-Reut students by the Weizmann Institue, was an extraordinary experience for the children, academically as well as personally. Our students were welcomed by Professor Ada Yonath, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, whose message can be found in the following pages. The children had the unique privilege of learning a new, radically different, and extremely captivating approach to mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology- unlike the theoretical methodology used in Romanian schools. All the activities, whether they took place in the Institute’s impressive technological park or in the scientific workshops, were based on experiments and empirical observations, using the latest technology -a particle accelerator, a solar tower (for a different approach to mathematics), an astronomy observatory, and many others.
We hope that the Weizmann Institute study camp will open its gates again next year and that more of our students will benefit from this exceptional opportunity.
C.B.