Project days for schools
If you would like to come to the university with a co-educational group, the Equal Opportunities Office will be happy to forward your request to the departments.
The topics described here can be thematically expanded or adapted. For example, they are also suitable for a project week at your school. Feel free to contact us with your ideas!
CAD - from your own drawing to the model
Duration: 4 h, from grade 5
CAD is the abbreviation for computer-aided design. The students gain their first experience with this and implement their own creative design in a model made of Styrofoam. To do this, they use a drawing program on the computer to design their own lettering or a silhouette. The design is sent to a Styrofoam cutting machine, which automatically cuts exactly the model designed by the students from a piece of Styrofoam. The Styrofoam models may be taken home. This program is suitable for a group size of up to 15 students.
Duration: 4 h, from grade 5
The students work with LEGO mindstorms, Sphero Bolt or the Ozobot. Using various models and sensors, the robots are to perform different tasks. A graphical programming language is used, which facilitates the introduction to programming and enables the students to work independently due to the graphical programming interface. This program is suitable for a group size of up to 14 students.
Duration: 4 h, from class 5
Soldering involves joining two metal parts with molten solder. In electrical engineering, soldering is fundamental to connecting two components so that current can flow through them. Students learn the basics of soldering and get their first hands-on experience. This program is suitable for a group size of up to 14 students.
Duration 4h, from class 5
Microcontrollers are small computers that can be programmed. Nowadays they are found in almost all technical devices. Therefore, students come into contact with them every day without realizing it (for example, through their cell phones, microwave ovens or toys). In this course, students get their first insights into the world of electrical engineering. They learn how to build electronic circuits and take their first steps in programming Arduino microcontrollers. Construction is done on small breadboards with electrical components that could also be used in traditional industrial circuits. This program is suitable for a group size of up to 14 students.
Duration 4h, from grade 5
In this course, students learn step by step how to program animations and computer games. They work with the graphical programming languages Scratch or Cospaces edu. Both development environments are browser-based and offer students a low-threshold and fun introduction to the world of programming. This program is suitable for a group size of up to 14 students.
Duration: from 4 h, from grade 8
At its core, this course is about renewable energy and sustainability coupled with the manufacture of such devices using renewable energy. Students learn about different materials, their properties and processing possibilities, as well as standard parts. They learn to read technical drawings and work according to them. They will work on hand-operated mills, saws and bending stations. They will drill holes, cut threads and solder the electrical installation of the respective motors/generators, light sources, solar modules. This program is suitable for a group size of up to 14 students.
Chocolate- really the most tender temptation
Duration: two days (2x 4h), from 8th grade upwards
Why has chocolate been so popular for thousands of years? What distinguishes good chocolate? This and much more, the students will learn in this two-day workshop. By making their own chocolate, students learn the entire chocolate-making process: from roasting the raw cacao bean to pouring their own chocolate. There will also be a tour of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism. And, of course, the opportunity to ask questions. This course cannot be booked between May and September and is suitable for a group size of up to 20 students.
Coffee - a chemical delicacy
Duration: from 6 h, from grade 8
The pupils* roast coffee on a standard roasting machine. Samples are regularly taken and examined to determine the chemical and physical changes in the bean. The changes in the bean values (volume, weight), the pH value and the development of exhaust air are analyzed and explained. Finally, the pupils* give a short presentation on the subject of coffee. This is followed by a taste test of the roasted coffee. A commercially available coffee is used for comparison. There is also a tour of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism. And, of course, the opportunity to ask questions. This program is suitable for groups of up to 20 students*.
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