Offers for schools
Guided tours and exhibition visits
School groups of any age are warmly welcomed anytime during opening hours.
In an on-screen tour, we guide you through the exhibition "Shaping the Invisible World" online via our specially prepared desktop. We provide an overview of the exhibition, discuss selected works and show further links to the artists and the exhibited works.
We encourage our young visitors to take part in discussions sparked by the exhibition, to share their views on art and to link what they see with their own lives and personal concerns. We take children’s questions very seriously and see our task in supporting them in developing and formulating their own perspectives and individual views.
We are happy to reference current curriculum content in our guided tours and discussions – just let us know your themes in time (two weeks before your visit).
A guided tour—completely self-made!
The students select a work to investigate and create a presentation about for their classmates. We provide laptops, research material and assistance in the process.
The beginning of every electronics project is a circuit. Scrappy Circuits are circuits made of the simplest materials out of your drawer and without any special tools. In this way, getting started with electronics is child's play!
Scrappy Circuits are electronic circuits that you can make yourself from simple materials, like tinfoil, paper clips, and cardboard. They are especially suitable for first experiments with circuits, for trying them out and first explorations. Without any soldering or special equipment, this is an easy, child-friendly introduction to electronics. And it's a lot of fun.
This small robot built on the head of a toothbrush dances around tracing fine patterns on paper. We learn how a simple electrical circuit functions while we are building the robot and explore questions of robotics: What is intelligence? How do you program movements? What role does the body play?
The workshop includes an introduction to soldering.
Computers can be controlled by other means than a keyboard, mouse or trackpad. The little Makey Makey controller allows students to design their own interactive installations: such as acoustic, speaking objects or an interactive fitness parcours. In the process, students learn how an electric circuit functions, gain insights into block-based programming with the free online software Scratch and work on their own projects. An individual focus can be chosen together depending on the age and interests of the students.
It doesn't always have to be the Vitaparcours! In small groups, the pupils develop a series of interactive stations, which are to be mastered with physical effort.
The pupils learn about the functioning of a control circuit and gain insights into programming with Scratch. They develop their own ideas into small projects and implement them.
Who hasn't puzzled their way out of an Escape Room in time? We turn the tables and develop our own interactive puzzles in a workshop and also implement them technologically. Kaboom!
"We play our computer like an instrument" is the motto of Live Coding. That means we play music live - and with code.
For this, we use SonicPi, a programming environment for LiveCoding. After a short introduction into the principles of sound generation ( synthesizers) and working with samples, the students work in pairs on a melody or a rhythm. And finally, we turn on the disco ball and perform a small algo rave as a Live-Coding All-Stars Ensemble.
In the workshop, the students learn the basics of computer music and get an insight into programming.
Intensive workshops and project weeks
The short films that students create in these workshops explore the distinction between documentation and fiction. The exhibitions on view provide inspiration with their video projections, screens, installations and robots, and in turn provide perfect backdrops for creating films.
Offers for teachers
We invite teaching staff to view our exhibitions with us in order to discuss how its themes and issues raised could be integrated into the current curriculum. These introductory tours take place on the first Wednesday after the exhibition opening at 17:00.
Please find the dates in our program.
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