Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon is the head of the Science Teaching Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science since 2008. She holds an MSc in physics from the Weizmann Institute and a PhD in science education from University of California at Berkeley. She chaired the professional national committee for physics teaching in Israel for 10 years and the steering committee of international testing TIMSS in Israel. Prof. Eylon was one of the founders of the national teacher centers in physics and in science and technology for junior high school and acts as their scientific advisor. She has been the educational director of the Rothschild-Weizmann Program for Excellence in Science Teaching and was appointed in 2013 as the first director of the Ilse Katz Center for science teaching at the Weizmann institute. Prof. Eylon is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Council for Research and Development of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Prof. Eylon is incumbent of the Chief Justice Bora Laskin Professorial Chair of Science Teaching.