Space research is fascinating and important, but it is hardly addressed in schools. As an institution for scientific communication and a member of the project SpaceEU Universum® Bremen will provide courses for students and teachers, and also exhibit examples of student projects about space.
Through the special exhibition “Up to Space” (October 2020 – September 2021) you will be able to discover how to get to space, what it’s like up there and how we on Earth profit from space exploration efforts.
In conjunction with this – and as a hub of scientific communication – the Universum® Bremen is also part of the current project spaceEU, which aims to promote awareness of space topics and careers, especially among students and teachers.
A fundamental understanding of science and research is necessary to help shape our complex world. At Universum® Bremen our guests of all ages are accompanied with enthusiasm and hospitality while they discover scientific phenomena. Our offerings stimulate amazement and understanding and are thought-provoking. With more than 300 exhibits you can experience and understand scientific phenomena up close and with all your senses. The three subject areas – Technology, Humans and Nature – are waiting to be explored.
Check out the spaceEU Step into Space online exhibition to find out more about space and Universum’s contribution. www.space-eu.org/step-into-space
You can`t get to space without the help of computers – so here’s an introduction for children (10-14 years) who want to learn programming. Via the free online platform Scratch we will animate an interactive rocket launch.
Participatory workshops with students offer exciting new perspectives for scientific communication, but what happens when they have to be done remotely? In this online seminar we will explore the challenges and opportunities provided by shifting a Sketchnote workshop with students to an online format.
Everybody loves space, but how can teachers include space topics in class? This online seminar offers simple experiments as supplements to “normal” STEM-lessons and introduces extracurricular learning centers that offer deeper dives.
Space in Your Living Room! is an online program that brings astronauts, artists, space scientists and engineers, into living rooms across Europe and beyond. It is a series of fun activities, exciting challenges with amazing prizes, and live events for young people, families and educators. At Ars Electronica Festival we will share conversations between astronauts and artists, and the youth art projects created during the program: including stories, speculative design and young reporters stories.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
DLR_School_Lab Bremen: Dirk Stiefs (DE), Silke Zierenberg (DE)
Olbers-Planetarium Bremen: Matti Wiemers (DE)
Universum® Bremen: Melanie Wittig (DE)
Universum Bremen is a partner of the EU Project spaceEU. spaceEU has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement No. 821832