National Museum of Science, Technology and Space
Established in 1983, Madatech is housed in historic landmark buildings, located in the heart of a 7 acres green campus in mid-town Haifa. Designed at the turn of the 20th century, by renowned German Jewish architect, Alexander Baerwald, it was originally home to the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology, the country’s first academic institution. The museum seeks to foster a love of science among Israeli children and youth– from all backgrounds and geographic locations, and cultivate excellence among them.
The Israeli Robothespian has been put to work, giving a live lesson to kids on the science of levers. Prof. Igor Verner of the Technion’s Department of Education in Technology and Science tells the Institute’s magazine Focus, “We’ve just witnessed one of the first ever formal science lessons given by a robot.” After teaching the principles of levers RoboThespian has the kids perform their own experiments using a lever with weights.