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  • 5 - 7 Years
  • 5.00 Fee
  • 1.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Air Lab – Tracking the invisible

What does air consist of? How can it be created in an experiment? And does invisible air also need space? In this course, young visitors will discover the secrets behind the air that surrounds us. 

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Date From To Places
Mon 29/07/2024 13:00 14:30 2 Register
Tue 03/09/2024 15:30 17:00 16 Register
Tue 05/11/2024 15:30 17:00 24 Register
  • 5 - 7 Years
  • 5.00 Fee
  • 1.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Fire & Flame (ages 5 to 7)

How does fire arise? Which part of a candle does actually burn? And how does a fire-extinguisher work? In this course participants can explore many fire trivia. Finally, they build their own fire-extinguisher and test if its working. 

It is suitable for children age 5 to 7 years. It can be also be booked for age 8 to 10 years as well. We recommend not to mix this two age-groups as we approach them differently.

Be aware that courses with appointments for individual visitors are only offered in German.

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Date From To Places
Fri 26/07/2024 10:30 12:00 0
Tue 30/07/2024 13:00 14:30 0
Mon 02/09/2024 15:30 17:00 9 Register
Wed 06/11/2024 16:00 17:30 19 Register
  • 5 - 7 Years
  • 5.00 Fee
  • 1.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Splash – Surface Tension and More!

Water skimmers running on top of the water's surface - do you know how that works? And how is it that soap bubbles become perfectly round? Get the answers to these questions and much more at our enthralling workshop on liquids.

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Date From To Places
Fri 26/07/2024 13:00 14:30 1 Register
Fri 02/08/2024 10:30 12:00 0
Wed 04/09/2024 16:00 17:30 8 Register
Wed 20/11/2024 15:30 17:00 20 Register
  • 5 - 7 Years
  • 6.00 Fee
  • 1.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups

Summer Special (ages 5 to 7)

Salt, sun and sea! In this course, young visitors discover and investigate a summer day. How can you distinguish between salt and fresh water if you can't taste it? Why do we need sunscreen and how does it work? Finally, a cloud is made in our lab. 

This course is a seasonal special and can only be booked in July and August! 

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Date From To Places
Tue 23/07/2024 10:30 12:00 14 Register
Mon 29/07/2024 10:30 12:00 11 Register
Wed 31/07/2024 10:30 12:00 12 Register
Wed 07/08/2024 10:30 12:00 0
Thu 08/08/2024 10:30 12:00 5 Register
Fri 16/08/2024 10:30 12:00 3 Register
  • 7 - 10 Years
  • 5.00 Fee
  • 1.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Cell Detectives

What do human cells look like? What about bacterial cells? What are cells made of and what functions do they have? Find the answers to these and more questions and build your own cell model.

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Date From To Places
Fri 16/08/2024 13:00 14:30 6 Register
Thu 22/08/2024 10:30 12:00 0
Thu 17/10/2024 15:00 16:30 9 Register
  • 8 - 9 Years
  • 8.00 Fee
  • 2.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups

Summer Special (ages 8 to 9)

Salt, sun and sea! In this course, young visitors discover and investigate a summer day. How can you distinguish between salt and fresh water if you can't taste it? Why do we need sunscreen and how does it work? Finally, a cloud is made in our lab. 

This course is a seasonal special and can only be booked in July and August! 

Appointments for individual visitors and groups up to 5 people

Date From To Places
Tue 23/07/2024 10:00 12:00 0
Mon 29/07/2024 10:00 12:00 15 Register
Wed 31/07/2024 10:00 12:00 16 Register
Fri 02/08/2024 10:00 12:00 13 Register
  • 8 - 9 Years
  • 7.00 Fee
  • 2.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

What Makes You Unique?

Find out which traits you share with your parents, siblings or classmates. You can then visualize the genetic material of fruits and vegetables in a simple experiment and take the DNA home in your own folded cell box.

The courses "Why are you unique?", "DNA Detectives" and "DNA Atelier" cover the same topic adapted to different age groups.

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Date From To Places
Fri 26/07/2024 15:30 17:30 10 Register
Tue 01/10/2024 15:30 17:30 17 Register
  • 8 - 10 Years
  • 5.00 Fee
  • 1.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Fire & Flame (ages 8 to 10)

How does fire arise? Which part of a candle does actually burn? And how does a fire-extinguisher work? In this course participants can explore many fire trivia. Finally, they build their own fire-extinguisher and test if its working. 

This course is suitable for children age 8 to 10 years. It can be also be booked for age 5 to 7 years as well. We recommend not to mix this two age-groups as we approach them differently. 

Be aware that courses with appointments for individual visitors are only offered in German.

Appointments for groups

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Date From To Places
Thu 10/10/2024 16:00 17:30 27 Register
  • 8 - 10 Years
  • 5.00 Fee
  • 1.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Soil Scientists – Get to the bottom of our ground

What is our soil made up of? Is it just brown? How much water can be absorbed? Can you form a ball from sand?

In this course, four different soil samples and their characteristics are investigated. At the end of the course, each participant will make his/her own soil profile.

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Date From To Places
Tue 30/07/2024 10:30 12:00 6 Register
Fri 16/08/2024 15:30 17:00 16 Register
Thu 05/09/2024 16:00 17:30 17 Register
  • 10 - 13 Years
  • 7.00 Fee
  • 2.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

DNA Detectives

What is DNA and where can it be found? Figure it out and isolate DNA from fruit and vegetables. Explore the genetic code and decipher a secret message!

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Date From To Places
Mon 29/07/2024 13:00 15:00 0
Fri 15/11/2024 10:00 12:00 16 Register
  • 10 - 15 Years
  • 7.00 Fee
  • 2.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Two for the Price of one: the Secret of Milk Sugar

Did you know that milk contains sugar? This is the reason why some people and most cats can not drink regular milk. In this workshop, you will remove that sugar with the help of an enzyme also found in human cells.

At the end of the workshop, lactose-free and normal milk can also be tasted.

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Date From To Places
Tue 30/07/2024 13:00 15:00 0
Mon 07/10/2024 15:30 17:30 20 Register
  • 10 - 16 Years
  • 7.00 Fee
  • 2.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Supermodels at the Lab

Observe green, small, thin, round or small models. Not on the catwalk, but under the microscope. Investigate worms, flies, bacteria, yeast and tetrahymena and find out about their lives and their secrets!

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Tue 30/07/2024 10:00 12:00 0
Fri 15/11/2024 13:00 15:00 20 Register
  • 11 - 15 Years
  • 8.00 Fee
  • 3.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Matter Matters – Mix, separate and recognize matter

In chemistry, matter matters. Everything in our environment is made out of it. In this course, you will Investigate unknown substances and identify them based on their characteristics. With this training, you can bring order into the big mishmash. The task is to separate a mixture of five substances. However, only the correct separation procedure – performed in the right order – will succeed.

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Date From To Places
Tue 06/08/2024 10:30 13:30 0
  • 14 - 99 Years
  • 7.00 Fee
  • 2.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

DNA Studio

At DNA studio, you will isolate DNA from cheek cells (which are found in saliva). You will also stain your cheek cells and examine them under the microscope.

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  • 14 - 99 Years
  • 8.00 Fee
  • 2.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Lab4Future

Sustainability - what does that mean? Where do climate change and greenhouse gases come from and why do they pollute our environment? You will be able to answer these and other questions after this course.

Practical - in the lab you will conduct experiments with carbon dioxide, one of the most important greenhouse gases, and learn about the impact of high carbon dioxide concentrations on the environment. Under the microscope, you will look at microplastics from everyday products and learn where most microplastics come from.

You! Last but not least, you learn what you can do yourself to contribute to climate protection and how you can pass on your knowledge.

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Date From To Places
Wed 14/08/2024 10:00 12:30 16 Register
  • 14 - 99 Years
  • 9.00 Fee
  • 3.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Vitamin cocktail: Shaken and titrated

Did you ever wonder if freshly squeezed oranges really contain more vitamin C than a carton juice? Or do vitamin pills really include the substances as promised on the packaging?

You will shake and titrate different vitamin ‘cocktails’ and even use UV light to detect vitamin B1, B2 and C. So this course does not only cover your daily requirement of vitamin knowledge, it will also provide insights into analytical methods used in the lab.

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Date From To Places
Tue 06/08/2024 15:00 18:30 10 Register
  • 16 - 99 Years
  • 22.00 Fee
  • Individual registration
  • Groups

Cut the Gene: Die Genschere CRISPR/Cas9 (2-teilig)

In this two-day workshop, participants will learn how to edit genomes using CRISPR/Cas9. In this specific case, the participants have the task of switching off the lacZ gene in the bacterium E. coli. On the first day of the workshop, the students introduce the components of the CRISPR system into the bacteria by transformation. By the second day, the colonies grow and the students can evaluate the results also via colony PCR. In addition to the actual CRISPR method, sterile work and the methodology of PCR are also part of this workshop. The "gene scissors" method, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in October 2020, is considered a revolution in genetic engineering.

The duration of the individual parts of the course may vary and is depending on the size of the group and the skill of the students, but should in no case exceed by the maximum given time.

Duration Day 1: 4.5 - 5 hrs.
Duration day 2: 3.5 hrs.

Prerequisites:
7th/8th grade AHS or 4th/5th grade BHS
Maximum 16 students (optional subject, NAWI group)
Prior knowledge of genetics required (DNA structure, transcription, translation, possibly theory of PCR, ...)

The course can only be booked for school classes (1 place = 1 class of max. 16 pupils) for the block indicated.

Please indicate the number of students and your school in the message field when booking.

Be aware that this course is only offered in German.

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  • CRISPR Block 1 │ Tue and Thu afernoon
    18/03/2025 - 20/03/2025
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    Thu 20/03/2025 13:00 16:30
  • CRISPR Block 2 │ Wed and Fri morning
    19/03/2025 - 21/03/2025
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    Date From To
    Wed 19/03/2025 09:00 14:00
    Fri 21/03/2025 09:00 12:30
  • CRISPR Block 3 │ Mon and Wed morning
    24/03/2025 - 26/03/2025
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    Wed 26/03/2025 09:00 12:30
  • CRISPR Block 4 │ Tue and Thu morning
    25/03/2025 - 27/03/2025
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    Date From To
    Tue 25/03/2025 09:00 14:00
    Thu 27/03/2025 09:00 12:30
  • CRISPR Block 5 │ Wed and Fri afternoon
    26/03/2025 - 28/03/2025
    1 Places
    Date From To
    Wed 26/03/2025 13:00 18:00
    Fri 28/03/2025 13:00 16:30
  • CRISPR Block 6 │ Mon and Wed morning
    31/03/2025 - 02/04/2025
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    Mon 31/03/2025 09:00 14:00
    Wed 02/04/2025 09:00 12:30
  • CRISPR Block 7 │ Tue and Thu afternoon
    01/04/2025 - 03/04/2025
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    Thu 03/04/2025 13:00 16:30
  • CRISPR Block 8 │ Wed and Fri afternoon
    02/04/2025 - 04/04/2025
    1 Places
    Date From To
    Wed 02/04/2025 13:00 18:00
    Fri 04/04/2025 13:00 16:30
  • 16 - 99 Years
  • 9.00 Fee
  • 3.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

DNA Duplicator

This workshop revolves around polymerase chain reaction (PCR), one of the most important techniques used in modern molecular biology labs - its developers even earned a Nobel Prize! PCR is applied at DNA paternity tests, in order to diagnose diseases and has many more applications. Learn about different applications of this method and copy a plant gene by yourself!

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Date From To Places
Mon 21/10/2024 17:00 20:00 19 Register
  • 16 - 99 Years
  • 8.00 Fee
  • 3.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Plasmid Match

What are plasmids and how are they used for genetic engineering? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to answer these questions. Work with molecular scissors to cut DNA and analyze the results using gel electrophoresis!

Basics: see also "Genetic Engineering: Methods" (in German language)

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Date From To Places
Wed 07/08/2024 16:00 19:00 18 Register
  • 17 - 99 Years
  • 10.00 Fee
  • 4.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups

CRISPR/Cas 9 : Die Genschere

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  • 17 - 99 Years
  • 9.00 Fee
  • 3.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 20 Persons)

Caffeine. What else?

How do stimulating substances like caffeine affect the human body? What is caffeine chemically speaking? Where and in what quantities may it be present in food? In this course, you get to the bottom of the matter and take a closer look at the contents of energy drink, tea and coffee bean. Just like in a real  analytical lab, you extract caffeine from food samples, produce your own caffeine standard series, and determine the caffeine content of your sample in the UV / VIS photometer.

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Date From To Places
Fri 02/08/2024 16:00 19:30 10 Register
  • 17 - 99 Years
  • 10.00 Fee
  • 4.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Detecting GM Foods

In this workshop the participants slip into the role of a Federal Food Testing Agent trying to detect genetic modifications in food. In order to do so, DNA from different food samples will be isolated and analyzed via PCR.

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  • 17 - 99 Years
  • 11.00 Fee
  • 5.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

From Dusk Till Dawn – Chronobiology

A good night's sleep recovers body and mind - that's why most people spend about a third of their lifetime sleeping. But, exactly how much sleep do you need? What time in the evening will you likely be tired?

This workshop includes restriction digest, PCR and gel electrophoresis.

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  • 17 - 99 Years
  • 13.00 Fee
  • 4.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 20 Persons)

Genetic Fingerprint

Act like a forensic scientist! You will be generating a genetic fingerprint out of DNA traces found at the site of a spectacular theft crime. Use DNA from different suspects to do so, employing polymerase chain reaction and gene chip analysis. In the end, it will be up to you to compare the suspects' DNA patterns with the DNA traces found at the crime scene and identify the criminal.

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  • 17 - 99 Years
  • 10.00 Fee
  • 4.5 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Going Nuts

In Western civilizations, allergies have increased dramatically during the past decade: One out of five persons is allergic to certain foods or food ingredients.

But what does suffering from allergy mean? What happens inside the body during an allergic shock?

This workshop investigates the human immune system and the complex and interrelated processes controlling it. Detect traces of highly allergenic peanut-proteins in different foods! Isolate and analyze DNA employing PCR and gel electrophoresis!

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  • 17 - 99 Years
  • 11.00 Fee
  • 5.0 Hour(s)
  • Individual registration
  • Groups (max 30 Persons)

Test Your Taste

Find out why some people enjoy broccoli, while others can't stand it! During this workshop, you will investigate a human taste receptor gene for tasting certain bitter substances.

Due to variation - in other words, a single nucleotide difference - some people are unable to taste phenylthiourea (also called PTC).

Participants will score their own genotype and try to predict their tasting ability. Class results will show how well PTC tasting fits classical Mendelian genetics, and illustrate the modern concept of pharmacogenetics - where comparable genotypes are used to predict drug response.

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