On May 3 7th grade and on May 4 8th grade went on a Science field trip to the “Wissenswerkstatt” in Schweinfurt.
In the „Wissenswerkstatt“ the emphasis is on doing it yourself.
On the 500 m² premises they offer a shop with wood- and metalwork machines, computers as well as physical, electrical and control technology. Children and teenager can experience understand technological phenomena through exciting experiments they conduct themselves. Additionally the new knowledge is applied through hands on crafting of realistic products.
The 7th grade students had already learned about sound and magnetism as well as electromagnets in Physics class. On this field trip they extended their knowledge of sound, electromagnets and electricity and built an advanced electrical circuit.
The project was to build a speaker in a can that they can plug into their phones or computers to listen to music.
The students also learned how to connect electrical parts and wires by soldering them.
The 8th grade students had already learned about electricity and electric circuits as well as creating some circuits in Physics class. On this field trip they extended their knowledge of electricity and built an advanced electrical circuit.
The students got to build a dexterity game where you guide a small hook through an obstacle course made of wire. The player has to complete the obstacle course without the wires touching – any contact will result in a closed circuit creating a sound and a light.
For this, the students had to learn how to connect electrical parts and wires by soldering them.
Christine Trost, Science