In support of the development of science education and research, UNESCO has been supporting the MoEHE to strengthen capacities of Palestinian students in scientific subjects, mainly chemistry, biology and physics. UNESCO provided micro science kits in marginalized and isolated Palestinian schools, enabling students and teachers to interact, explore and gain knowledge through experimental learning. 270 Kits were provided to cover the levels from 1-9 grades benefiting a total of 18 schools. Support for the science sector has also been implemented through an integrative science – education approach in Gaza through the provision of support to science faculties of several higher education institutions.
Moreover UNESCO, together with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the French Consulate and Al-Nayzak for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation, has been supporting the organization of the Palestinian Science Festival since 2010 to promote a scientific culture among students, teachers and parents in the West Bank and the Gaza strip.