Science Soars at Pasadena's Weizmann Day School

Published : Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 12:16 PM

Weizmann Day School Head, Lisa Feldman and Middle School Science Teacher Albert Marks address the students at the schools annual K-8 Science Fair.

At Weizmann Day School, we take science seriously. Located a mile from two of the most renowned and respected science institutions in the world–California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)–we can hardly avoid it. In fact, our school is named for Chaim Weizmann, noted scientist and Israel’s first president. Weizmann’s science program and curriculum is progressive in method and draws influence from some of the world’s leading science institutes.

Our integrated science curriculum begins in kindergarten. Full of natural curiosity and wonder, our kindergarteners learn the scientific method with hands on experiences in the school’s organic garden, classroom and schoolyard. This real-world experimentation and experiential learning continues to ramp up throughout our students’ elementary and middle school years, as our students enrich their classroom studies with private tours of JPL by astrophysicists, geology hikes led by Caltech geologists, and visits to the many science museums throughout Los Angeles.

A pillar of our program is our school-wide (K-8) yearly science fair. Our middle school students also attend the Los Angeles County Science Fair. Every year we have participated, our students have won significant recognition and honors for projects across multiple fields including aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and plant physiology. This year, Weizmann sixth grader Alexandra C. earned a fourth place finish in the junior behavioral science category. Last year, then-sixth grader Aaron K. won the top award for the junior level in physics.” His project went on to be selected as one of 300 semifinalists throughout the nation! Chaim Weizmann would be proud, and so are we!

About Weizmann Day School

Weizmann is now accepting applications for grades K – 8! Established in 1983, Weizmann Day School is a non-profit, independent co-educational elementary and middle school offering outstanding academic education enriched by Judaic principles and values. Our school is committed to maintaining small class sizes with differentiated teaching strategies to fit individual students’ educational and social development. We believe academic achievement goes hand-in-hand with tikkun olam (making the world a better place). We welcome students and families from a wide variety of Jewish, interfaith and diverse backgrounds. Contact office@weizmann.net or visit www.weizmann.net.

 

 

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