REHOVOT, Israel – In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Davidson Institute of Science Education, the educational arm of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, has launched a new online learning website, Stuck at Home? The site offers a suite of digital science activities to assist parents and teachers in keeping students on track while schools remain closed.
As families, children, and educators worldwide seek reliable online content, as well as a meaningful way to pass the time under quarantine, Stuck at Home? May answer the global need. The site offers a selection of science trivia games, videos, experiments, and activities, including content on immunology, virology, and other information related to the pandemic. Davidson Institute professionals are adding and updating new material each day to provide the best science engagement experience for people of all ages. The site has already seen a surge of users since it launched on March 13, the first day of school closings in Israel. Stuck at Home appears in Hebrew, Arabic, and English, and plans are underway to translate it into additional languages.
The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary scientific research institutions. Established in 1999, Weizmann’s Davidson Institute of Science Education is dedicated to promoting science literacy in Israel and around the world. It engages approximately 300,000 people annually, including outstanding students as well as schoolchildren from underprivileged backgrounds. Additionally, the Weizmann Institute and the Davidson Institute train thousands of science and math teachers, run internationally competitive summer science camps and tournaments, and offer an array of programming for the general public.