Carasso Science Park, located in Beersheba, is the largest of its kind in Israel, at 4.25 acres. The park, which opened in 2013, was a project eight years in the making. It was originally proposed to the Education Ministry in 2005.
It features 12 exhibitions, designed for children in grades four through nine. It features lessons on science and technology—aimed at providing accessible technical, scientific education. Each exhibition focuses on a different area of science and uses creative methods to reach children.
In “Vision and Light,” for example, visitors explore the brain’s reaction to light by looking through machines that simulate distance, speed and other variables. In “Energy,” children manipulate mechanical arms and pretend to handle radioactive materials at the center of a nuclear reactor. Outdoors, the park has a “Science Garden,” with large interactive sculptures and games about sound, mechanics and energy.
To find out more about Carasso Science Park, visit: http://en.sci-park.co.il/
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