WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE LAUNCHES FUN ONLINE LEARNING SITE FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS, & TEACHERS IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
REHOVOT, ISRAEL—April 28, 2020—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? answers this urgent 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 in order 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, 2020, the first day of school closings in Israel. Stuck at Home? currently appears in Hebrew, Arabic, and English, and plans are underway to translate it into additional languages to meet the worldwide demand.
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 a wide array of programming for the general public. The Davidson Institute is also a leader in the online education space with its robust website, Davidson Online.
Stuck at Home? is part of a coordinated effort at the Weizmann Institute of Science to address the coronavirus outbreak in Israel and around the world. The Institute’s renowned scientists are currently working to improve coronavirus testing capabilities, and researching possible vaccines and new drugs for treatment. For more information, please visit www.weizmann-usa.org/coronavirus.
The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, founded in 1944, develops philanthropic support for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, one of the world’s premier scientific research institutions. The Weizmann Institute is a center of multidisciplinary scientific research and graduate study, addressing crucial problems in medicine and health, technology, energy, agriculture, and the environment. For additional information, please visit www.weizmann-usa.org.