MINT – Tips and Links
Berlin: Fly a spaceship This is one of the things you can do at Orbitall in the FEZ in Berlin, at least virtually. Under the guidance of the German Aerospace Centre, children can experience, explore and experiment in the field of space travel. They can enjoy all kinds of activities such as gravity-free training in the special training hall or managing the flight in the control centre.
There is also a space club that regularly offers exciting events such as visits by astronauts. The spaceclub berlin meets every second week during periods, on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. More information at: www.spaceclub-berlin.de
Berlin: Be inventive Creative craft activities are offered by the Lern- und Erfinderwerkstätten (learning and inventing workshops). Here children and young people can acquire technical and scientific knowledge and skills. A good imagination, dexterity, a love of experimentation and creativity are required. Boys and girls with an in interest in science aged 6 years and over meet every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon for the experiment workshop. This gives them free reign to build, invent and experiment as much as they like. Children have made musical instruments, crazy vehicles, fantastic flying machines and all kinds of things. Details at: www.lern-erfinderwerkstaetten.de
Munich: Build a robot Children aged 10 years and over can try building robots in one of the courses at the TUMLab in the Deutsches Museum (German Museum) in Munich. The courses are supervised by students and scientists at the Technische Universität München (TUM). Participants are encouraged to take part actively and experience science hands-on. Courses include robotics and astronomy. Detailed course information at: www.tumlab.edu.tum.de
Hamburg: Fly a plane Try flying a plane in the flight simulator at the DLR_School Lab belonging to the German Aerospace Centre. Students at the Technical University of Hamburg Harburg assist children with the controls. There are also many other things to discover about air travel and space travel. The DLR_School_Lab is also available for project weeks. Information at: www.dlr.de/schoollab
Frankfurt: Do your own experiments This is possible at Experiminta, the Science Center Frankfurt. The hands-on exhibition features inviting experimentation stations related to the MINT subjects, mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology.
Detailed information at: www.experiminta.de
Karlsruhe: Crazy projects such as the Family Robot Sunday are offered by the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. The robot has to overcome lots of obstacles. The whole family work together to build an intelligent robot. The robot is equipped with sensors and has to be programmed so precisely that it can respond to instructions. The ZKM offers regular workshops for children, teenagers and families with themes from art and technology. The whole programme is available at: www.zkm.de