Deutsches Elektonen-Synchotron (Zeuthen)
DESY is an international science centre dedicated to the investigation of matter and its structure. Set across two locations, one in Hamburg and the other in Zeuthen, it is home to approximately 650 scientists who are experts in the field of photon science and particle physics. DESY is a key member of the Helmholtz Association which brings together a number of the biggest science research centres in Germany.
Berlin Life Science Learning Lab
In 1999 the campus Berlin-Buch opened a new kind of educational institution for gene and biotechnology - the Life Science Learning Lab. Here visitors can independently carry out gene technology and cell biological experiments in authentic research laboratories and discuss their concrete applications in research, medicine and biotechnology with scientists. Courses which run for approximately 3.5 hours twice a day allow students to work in a lab performing experiments such as extracting the DNA from a tomato.
Elementary techniques such as DNA extraction, gene transfer or genetic fingerprinting no longer remain abstract, but become comprehensible and easier to understand.
Easy to spot with a real aeroplane hanging out the front of the building, Berlin's German Technical Museum is the place to find out why the sky is blue. The museum also includes the Spectrum Science Centre with 250 hands on experiments on offer.
SPECTRUM Berlin Science Centre
The SPECTRUM help students to answer many questions such as why is the sky blue? how does a battery work? Located in a restored former freight station building at the German Technical Museum, a visit allows students to explore 250 experiments, and help visitors to grasp technical principles in a hand-on, fun environment.
This is home to two modern gene laboratories. Here, 400 experiments are possible, and your secondary students can get hands on and experiment with areas of modern molecular biology and genetic engineering for up to 4 hours.
Here you can explore the fascinating world of astronomy, where you will see a projection of the starry sky with unobstructed views of the stars and planets
Power plant tours can be organised 2 of their eleven Berlin power plants. The biggest power plant Reuter West CHP plant is coal fired and the most modern gas fired power plant is Mitte CHP plant, which is located in the city centre
Autostadt (located in Wolfsburg)
The Autostadt is not only the unique motor transport theme park of the Volkswagen Group, automotive museum and the largest vehicle distribution centre in the world, but also a top-quality accredited extracurricular education centre dedicated to the topic of mobility.
Phaeno (located in Wolsburg)
Over 350 different phenomena can be marvelled at Phaeno, such as can you...
-Steer a car with an accelerator?
-Form a mushroom out of mist?
-See an electromagnetic hedgehog?
Located at Phaeno are two Visitor Labs, the Science Theatre and the Ideas Forum, both giving your pupils opportunities for ahnds on science. These, in conjunction with the varied programme of events consisting of workshops and discovery tours ensure this is one of Europe's leading science centres.