We discuss the new curriculum goals based on the existing program of Computational Science that was initiated and developed by a group of HEMDA's teachers in 2002 with the goal of providing outstanding, and creative, high school science students with tools for solving scientific problems, using the computer.
"Computational Science" is a 3 years (10th to 12th grade) interdisciplinary scientific field, and is taught at the highest level for matriculation examination, recognized by all universities. Computational science harnesses the computer to numerically solve problems that cannot be cracked in any other way. The program integrates specific scientific fields with mathematical concepts and skills using the computer as a scientific tool. The Computational scientist constructs simulations, studies them and compares them with empirical data.More