30 VIDEO LECTURES
MORE THAN 240 INTERACTIVE EXERCISES
How does an autonomous vehicle drive? Why do seashells sound like the ocean? What do an airplane and an aluminum can have in common? How does a 3D printer work? Children often ask these and many more “how” and “why” questions on a daily basis. At the German Digital Kinderuniversity, your children will find the answers to these questions and many more!
Why a university?
But don’t worry—we won’t force your child to memorize formulas or take exams. On the contrary, our quirky Professor Einstein, his capable helper Sophie Schlau and the endearing robot JOWO will explain complex scientific phenomena in a manner that’s both fun and easy to understand.
In its structure, our children’s university is very similar to a normal university. The children enroll in 3 subject areas, each comprising 15 lectures:
By solving a series of unusual—and rather non-scholastic—assignments, your young student will collect badges that help him or her advance through the university’s course of studies: after completing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate of Science, your child will graduate from the university as a full professor.
This elaborate system is based on a highly successful modern didactic method called “gamification.”
Besides, children need to learn how to work with different media – media literacy is not yet taught in schools and therefore most media users are not sufficiently media literate. The digital children’s university helps children learn to work with media in a knowledgeable and responsible manner.
Germany has a rich tradition in the sciences. It is the country where the printing press, the lightbulb, the telephone, the dynamo, the car, the diesel motor, and the MP3 format were invented, vacuums and X-rays were discovered and the theory of relativity was developed.
Today, German is the world’s second-most-important language for scientific study, and Germany ranks third in funding for scientific research, making it a significant contributor to the advancement of science.
The Kinderuni is not a language school. Its main goal is to introduce children to the world of science. Learning a few words in German is a bonus.