Extracurricular Learning Site
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.
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).