The digital Kinder university
Humankind, Nature & Technology
The digital Kinder University is an innovative educational project for children aged 8-12. A key aspect of the Kinder University is its online platform which is accessible to everyone free of charge. Students of the online university can explore 30 different video lectures in three faculties: Humankind, Nature and Technology.
The Kinder University is based on children's innate interest in anything that is unfamiliar and at the same time introduces them to the German language. It encourages children´s ability to think creatively and provides the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects by playing games. Most importantly, the Kinder University addresses questions that children are interested in and that have importance and relevance to their daily lives.
The Kinder university offers
- 3 faculties
- 30 video lectures
- over 240 interactive exercises
Register here for the Kinder University: kinderuni.goethe.de/
Kinder University Live
In addition to our digital offerings, the Kinderuni hosts live events. These provide a great way for children to deepen and broaden their knowledge. The first live event will take place on 20 November at the University of Melbourne.
Further Information and Registration
Kinderuni im Koffer
The "Kinderuni im Koffer" is a mobile laboratory with fun experiments. These experiments are linked to discoveries and inventions of famous German scientists.
The suitcase will be available for loan in Australia later this year.
The study book and methodological handout should help the teachers to carry out various experiments with the children. There are three experiments for each faculty. Each activity is based on a natural phenomenon that is demonstrated during an experiment.
Each experiment is self-contained, regardless of the student´s prior knowledge and without the prior completion of other experiments in the suitcase. The exercises can be carried out in various forms:
- classical lesson for one class (12-30 people)
- large school event (30-100 people)
- Mini activity on the stand, intended for the passer-by.
- Aufbau des Auges. Johannes Kepler (PDF, 192 kB)
- Bastelmaterial aus Stärke. Artur Fischer (PDF, 844 kB)
- Das Gehör. Werner von Siemens (PDF, 555 kB)
- Luftdruck. Otto von Guericke (PDF, 403 kB)
- Mikroorganismen. Julius Richard Petri (PDF, 888 kB)
- Periskop. Johannes Gutenberg (PDF, 131 kB)
- Elektrogenerator. Werner von Siemens (PDF, 133 kB)
- Lumineszenzlampe. Edmund Germer (PDF, 448 kB)
- Raketentriebwerk. Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain (PDF, 628 kB)