Eugenides Foundation

The Eugenides Foundation The Eugenides Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation, which was established in 1956 More »

The Deutsches Museum Bonn

The Deutsches Museum Bonn The Deutsches Museum Bonn is an offshoot of the world-famous Deutsches More »

KGSD – KGS Donatusschule – CITY OF BONN

Donatusschule The Donatusschule is a primary school in Bonn with 225 pupils. We teach kids More »

Gränsskolan School – Haparanda Kommun

Gränsskolan School – Haparanda Kommun Haparanda is as far east as you can go in More »

SCIOX- Science Oxford

Science Oxford Science Oxford is based in Oxford in the UK and has been working More »

CNAM – Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers – Musée des arts et métiers

The Musée des Arts et Métiers         Established in 1794, under the More »

Experimentarium

Experimentarium Experimentarium is a science communication centre with the main objective to promote the interest More »

Techmania Science Center

Techmania Science Center (originally The Regional Technical museum) was established by The ŠKODA HOLDING joint-stock More »

NEMO – National Centre for Science and Technology Foundation

Science Centre NEMO NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands; an educational attraction More »

Teknikens Hus

  Science and technology in real world applications is a cornerstone in the approach of More »

Fondazione Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

The National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci” The National Museum of Science More »

Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem

The Bloomfield Science Museum The Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem is a leading informal cultural and educational More »

 

Resources for museums

Let’s hear!

In this workshop the participants build a very simple string instrument. They discover what sound is and  the difference  between a high pitched a low pitched sound. With this knowledge they can improve their simple string instrument.

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Plane Crazy

In this workshop activity  participants are introduced to the Engineer Design Process (EDP) as well as some basic information about how paper aeroplanes fly.  The participants are introduced to a variety of different designs for aircraft and are then challenged to build/adapt their designs in order to create a paper aircraft capable of flying through one or more hoops.

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A fine balance – Building a hanging sculpture

Balancing and cycling are everyday experiences for most  children. Buteven so, they are not aware that they are constantly dealing with the physical aspects of balance and force. In this museum activity, the children have the possibility to learn the background with the aid of various experiments.

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How can we measure the volume of an inflated balloon? From medical problem to engineering solution

The workshop How can we measure the volume of an inflated balloon? From medical problem to engineering solution will broaden participants’ awareness on how engineers work.

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Suck it up

The challenge is to design a device that sucks up debris and then to improve the design. Through this activity, participants explore concepts like electric circuits and air flow. The museum activity is designed to introduce pupills and visitors to the engineering design cycle.

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The strength of the soil

The aim of the activity is to realize a system to avoid the tilt of a building during an earthquake in a sandy soil. Participants investigate soil liquefaction, a phenomenon in which the strength and stiffness of a soil is reduced and that occurs in soils saturated with water.

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The Engineering Challenge

Design your own shoes which can insulate you against the hot ground in the Sahara desert. Come and learn about insulation, undertake experiments with ice cubes and test if your shoes really can be used in the desert

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“The castaways”- Build your own raft

Children are asked to imagine that they are castaways who need to find a way to leave a deserted island in the middle of the ocean. In order to do that they need to build a raft using available materials . By responding to this challenge, children become acquainted with the field of ocean engineering and  learn about the scientific principles of floating and sinking.

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Popular mechanics: Becoming a designer of machines

Each participant  becomes an engineer and transform a cardboard box into a mechanical toy. After working with some mechanicals objects and understanding the function of the cams, each participant chooses a character and determines its motion. The participants then create their toy.

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Water flow through plants

With the instructor pupils discuss the importance of plants for people and the overall dependence of our civilization on plants and water resources. Together, they revise ideas on the  structure of plants, how to care for the plants, and what plants need to live.

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