TLL makeScience!

The “makeScience!” chemistry school lab provides schools with a learning environment outside the classroom allowing for an in-depth experimental exploration of topics relevant to the chemistry school curriculum. Students who have been trained to provide qualified basic education in the Natural Sciences and Technology are responsible for supervising the project. Before taking on responsibility and performing supervisory tasks in the project, they attend special preparatory courses to prepare for their work at the laboratory.

Thus, a teacher education environment is created that meets the requirements for connecting teaching, research, and practice as provided for in the curriculum.

Laboratory programmes for secondary level I

Forms 6 and 7: Analysing and improving the quality of water

This programme focuses on the separation of substances and the dissolving behaviour as well as on exploring the distinctions among the various types of water (drinking water, river water, mineral water). The sustainability aspect is applied to questions about analysing and improving the quality of different types of water.

Forms 8 and 9: Protecting and preserving metal objects

This programme focuses on the protection and preservation of metallic materials by applying various chemical-technical processes.

Sub-topics include “rust conditions”, “corrosion”, and “corrosion protection”.

Form 10: Bioplastics for a sustainable future

The focus of the “Bioplastics” school laboratory programme is on investigating the properties of various types of plastic and the production of plastics based on different renewable raw materials.


Laboratory programmes for secondary level II

The teaching and learning laboratory for secondary level II has been part of the joint MINT²KA project (Teaching and Learning Labs in STEM Subjects for Innovation and Networking in Teacher Education) of the University of Education Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The programmes comprise recently developed learning environments for both curriculum-compliant and more advanced, everyday topics.

Donor-acceptor reactions in bubble tea balls

Pupils experiment with reactions in bubble tea balls they have produced themselves. The understanding of the donor-acceptor principle is trained and deepened in the process.

Forensic chemistry – forensic science

The crime laboratory provides the setting for solving a fictitious murder case. Performing an amylase test, revealing secret inks, and securing fingerprints with the help of dusting powder pupils collect clues that allow them to ultimately identify the perpetrator.

Last updated: 03.01.2024
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