Recommended for grades 7 to 13
Infrared image of the North America Nebula in the Cygnus constellation. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/L. Rebull (SSC/Caltech)
The "Best of DLR" day of experiments is almost as varied as DLR itself. We can offer students a diversified mix of our exciting experiments tailored to the age level of the visiting group and selected from the DLR research fields of aeronautics, space, energy and transport. Depending on the size of the group, the module consists of three to six different experiments. Special requests made in advance will be met if possible.
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The day’s programme:
Experimenting with the infrared camera at DLR_School_Lab Berlin. Credit: DLR/Gossmann
The "Best of DLR" module includes an introduction, three experiment periods and a concluding discussion. In the introduction the students are acquainted with the German Aerospace Center and learn many things about the areas of research at DLR Berlin. At this point and throughout the course of the day any questions about DLR research fields and programs to encourage the next generation of young research talent can also be discussed. During the lunch break a meal can be purchased in the Humboldt University cafeteria for around €3 to €6. At the end of the day we ask the students for feedback on their visit.
||Welcome, introduction, division into small groups
||1st experiment period
||2nd experiment period
||Lunch break in the Humboldt University cafeteria
||3rd experiment period
||End of visit
All times are approximate. By prior arrangement the program can begin later.
It is not necessary to prepare for the visit by covering the topic in the classroom beforehand. The DLR_School_Lab staff will introduce the students to the subjects in a way suitable to their age level. You might just encourage your class to look forward to a fascinating day of experiments in which they will be able to do many things on their own and gain an authentic impression of research at DLR.