How do self-driving cars 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. As parents and educators, we are more than happy to join our children on the quest for the answers.
This is why we are excited to bring the tools and means right to your fingertips with the Digital Kinderuniversity, a project by the Goethe-Institut. Participants will be able to explore in a virtual and hands-on way the “how” and “why” in multitude of engaging and stimulating ways.
The Digital Kinderuniversity is modelled after a real university and subdivided into three faculties: Humankind, Nature, and Technology. The program is designed for a variety of learners 8 to 12 years of age. STEM activities, language learning and fun - all at once! The format is designed to engage and encourage young aspiring scientists to ask questions about the world we live in, but also to try things hands-on.
The classes are 45-60 minutes long and offer the opportunity to learn about nature and science while having fun and learning a few first words in German. It comes free of charge.