After TEMI in Israel

The Weizmann TEMI team is deeply involved in the Israeli National Centre for Chemistry Teachers, which is situated at the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science. To this extent the numerous activities and methodologies developed in the framework of the TEMI project have become well known among teachers and teacher trainers across Israel. These activities and methodologies will continue to be taught in the framework of teacher training and teacher professional development programmes. For instance, in the next school year several TEMI mysteries will be included in a yearlong workshop for chemistry teachers – “The Chemistry Laboratory in High School”. Another fruitful initiative is the cooperation with the Carasso Science Park in Be’er Sheva. Usually science museums do not have many Chemistry exhibits, since they need perishable materials. The idea of this initiative is to introduce Chemistry in the museum through TEMI activities.

The TEMI Israeli site includes links to mysteries activities in Hebrew – both those developed locally or those adapted to the Israeli context:

http://stwww.weizmann.ac.il/g-chem/TEMI/