Offers for 7th Grade on up

Extracurricular Learning Site

Gläsernes Labor

For more than ten years, the Life Science Learning Lab "Gläsernes Labor" on the science and biotechnology campus of Berlin-Buch has been a recognized provider of extracurricular science education. With more than 12,000 students and teachers participating in the courses every year, the Life Science Learning Lab ranks among the most popular student labs in Germany.
The five student labs of the Life Science Learning Lab on Campus Berlin-Buch – the GenLab1, the GenLab2, the ChemLab, the RadioLab and the MaxLab - offer 20 experimental courses in genetics, neurobiology, cell biology, ecology, radioactivity and chemistry for secondary school students. All experiments are related to the science curriculum in Berlin and Brandenburg and thus provide excellent support for the scientific and technical education which takes place in the schools.
The middle and high school students conduct experiments independently in small groups under the guidance of scientists from the research institutes on campus.
Through the contact with scientists and experiments in authentic labs, the students get a realistic impression of what it is like to work in the life sciences and about the different research fields and career perspectives.
FMP-ChemLab: Chemistry
GenLab: Genetics & Molecular Biology
MaxLab: Behavior- and neurobiology, ecology, plant physiology, cell biology

RadioLab: Radioactivity in the everyday life and in the medicine

The Life Science Learning Lab also offers a very popular crash course in genetics for high school students who will soon be taking their school-leaving exams (Abitur).


www.gläsernes-labor.de

Further Offers

Scientists of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) offer laboratory tours for school groups, take part in school science days or offer expert assistance in the preparation of research papers and entries in the “Young researchers” program:

Laboratory tours


Upon request the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) can offer laboratory tours for school groups: pupils can visit the electron microscope facility, the molecular Screening Unit, view DNA sequencers, etc. It is also possible to visit specific labs.

www.mdc-berlin.de/ltl

Lectures and Discussions


Scientits of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) are happy to take part in school science days. They can offer lectures on current research topics – in German and most other European languages. Also they are happy to participate in discussions about the social impact of science. The scientits can provide materials on themes including animal experimentation, stem cells, genomic sequencing, etc., that can be used as basis and aid for discussion.

www.mdc-berlin.de/ltl

Pupils’ research papers and competition entries


Scientists of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) offer expert assistance in the preparation of research papers and entries in the “Young researchers” program.

www.mdc-berlin.de/ltl