Workshops for schoolchildren
It is possible to book one- or two-hour workshops to concentrate on a single physical or technical subject. The workshops are based on the same principles as our permanent exhibition: try it out for yourself, experiment with pleasure and deepen what we understand. Based on the framework curricula of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, a lot is included from the construction of a gyroscope including an acceleration machine, rocket construction and analysis of the solar spectrum to the construction of robots and their programming. Most of the thematic workshops are based on LEGO Education funds. In its totality of thematic knowledge transfer, the Dynamikum receives the label LEGO Education INNOVATION STUDIO.
Registration, prices, group sizes
The workshops can only be attended upon registration and do not include the visit to the exhibition, which, however, is offered at a discount of 1 € per person. 10 to 20 (some workshops up to 20) children can participate. If the group has too few participants inside, the course can be accomplished, provided that the participation fees for the minimum group size are paid.
Prices per person (without admission fee)
60 minute workshop: 3,50 €
90 minute workshop: 4,50 €
120 minute workshop: 5,00 €
Sound workshop (60 MIN, 5 – 12 years, max. 20 persons)
What is a sound and how does it get to our ear? Can you make sounds visible? Why do musical instruments sound so nice? In the sound workshop, we get everything in rhythm. We explore the sound of various everyday objects and make other great experiments with tones and sounds. We also make our own musical instrument.
RESEARCHING ENERGY: SOLAR ENERGY (90 MIN, 8 – 13 years)
Renewable energies play a major role in our daily lives. But what can the energy of the sun be used for? We will get to the bottom of this question in the workshop and build a solar car from Lego. Which car will win the race?
In case of sunshine and interest our solar cooker can be used during the workshop. Talk to us about it.
Parachutes (60 MIN, 8 – 13 years)
In order to land safely on the ground in a jump from high altitude, you need a parachute. But why does a parachute open at all and how does it slow down the fall? We build working parachutes and test their flight characteristics.
Plane, why are you flying? (60 MIN, 8 – 13 years)
Airplanes are an integral part of our everyday life. But how is it that such big machines can take off and fly thousands of miles? We investigate the physics of flying with the help of small experiments, build model airplanes and test their flight characteristics.
Rocket engines (120 MIN, 9 – 13 years)
Every movement follows fixed physical rules. Isaac Newton formulated the laws for it. The third Newtonian law often appears in technology – for example, the rocket. What does the law say? How does a rocket engine work? Can anyone build a rocket? This workshop answers these questions in an exciting and playful way – and is also completely safe.
Light detectives (90 MIN: 8 – 13 years; 120 MIN: 12/13 years)
What colour is light? Where do the colours of the rainbow come from? And are shadows always black? As light detectives, the students take a closer look at the spectrum of light and colours in this workshop and solve all sorts of exciting puzzles. We explore attempts to add and subtract colour by mixing, create colourful shadows and make a rainbow watcher.
The content is adapted to the age of the participants. For grades 6 and up, exciting experiments with UV and infrared light will complement the workshop.
LEGO lever and scale (60 MIN, 5 – 7 YEARS, max. 20 people)
A seesaw is similar to a scale. And a scale is nothing more than a lever. But what does a lever do and how can it be used? In the workshop, the laws of leverage are explained to children and shown in the experiment. In the exhibition we find parallels to the experiments made.
LEGO gyro and accelerator (60 MIN, 5 – 7 years, max. 20 people)
We build and inspect rotors. But at some point even the most beautiful top stops spinning. What for? What does the runtime depend on? We are building a simple acceleration machine with an amazing effect. What ideas do the children have to further increase the running time? And can you race with the rotors?
LEGO Moving Air (60 MIN, 5 – 7 YEARS, max. 20 people)
Summer’s hot. What could be better than a cooling breeze? How good it would be if we had a fan. We build such a fan and try to improve it. However, the fan can also be used as a wind turbine. The energy of the flowing air is used to power vehicles.
LEGO WeDo, Introduction to Robotics (120 MIN, 7 – 10 years)
Building robots is heavy? No! We’re building a zoo of robotic animals, monkeys, crocodiles, birds, lions. And we program them so that they also move and make noises. Simple robots built in groups of two act through self-written computer programs and provide an insight into robotics and programming.
LEGO WeDo, Introduction to Robotics and Sensor Technology (120 MIN, 10 – 13 years)
A robot is a device that carries out work according to a defined program. Sensors enable the robot to detect and react to changes in the environment or its position in space and possibly also interact with other robots – but only if a computer program has been written accordingly. Simple robots built in groups of two act through self-written computer programs and provide an insight into robotics and programming.
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