Sogar Windkanäle können die Jugendlichen im DLR_School_Lab Göttingen nutzen. In diesem Schülerlabor des DLR steht die Luftfahrt-Forschung im Mittelpunkt. Aber es gibt auch spannende Mitmach-Experimente zu Energie und Raumfahrt. Bild: DLR

DLR_School_Lab Göttingen

Young people at the DLR_School_Lab Göttingen can even use the wind tunnels. In this DLR school lab, the focus is on aeronautics research. But there are also exciting hands-on experiments relating to energy and spaceflight. Credit: DLR
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How can an airplane fly? Why does a bridge oscillate? How do tones arise in a mouth organ? When is noise harmful to people? How does a balloon burst? At DLR_School_Lab Göttingen you can get acquainted with the exciting world of aerodynamics and flight physics.

How does a helicopter fly a curve? Credit: DLR
How does a helicopter fly a curve? Credit: DLR

The scientists and engineers at DLR in Göttingen are particularly concerned with the subject of "flight", and that's what the DLR_School_Lab Göttingen experiments are about as well. Students are introduced to topics like the "physics of flight" or "flow physics" by experienced tutors before they carry out their own interesting experiments. And we make available for their use the necessary know-how and technical equipment, like helicopter models, high-speed cameras, wind tunnels and water channels. While experimenting, the students learn about current research topics and get acquainted first hand with the day-to-day work of a researcher.

Among other activities, DLR engineers are developing technologies for the aircraft of the future, which are supposed to be low in pollutants, quiet and safe. There are numerous experiment facilities and test stands available, as well as some wind tunnels which are unique worldwide.

Besides visiting DLR_School_Lab, students living nearby have the opportunity to participate in a group which meets regularly to construct model aircraft. Under the leadership of experts, participants can build and then fly their own models.

DLR_School_Lab Göttingen offers advanced courses for teachers, so ideas can be shared about how to give stimulating lessons, and so that the knowledge transfer from the world of research to the classroom can be optimized.