Germany: Lands of Poets, Thinkers… and Science!
Virtual Science Field Trip with the German Embassy, © Germany,info
Take a virtual field trip with the German Embassy! Join science journalist Joachim Hecker as he takes a class through the Phäntomenta to discover how science works in our daily lives.
The German Embassy invites you to take a virtual field trip of scientific discovery to Germany. Join science journalist Joachim Hecker as he takes a class through the Phänomenta, a hands-on science museum in Lüdenscheid. There students learn how science works in our daily lives. From demonstrating high and low pressure using a chocolate egg to explaining the theory of relativity, he offers up a little bit of science for everyone!
Ready to take your field trip? Click here for the video!
About the Video
Length: 10 minutes, 23 seconds
The Topics are appropriate for middle school and above.
The students appearing in the video are in the 10th grade.
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Extra Resources Relating to the Video (German and English)
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- Check out the live webcam from a Foucault Pendulum in Münster. It's a piece of installed by the artist Gerhard Richter in the Dominican Church.
- The experiment itself is over 170 years old.
- On the American side, a Foucault Pendulum was once famously located in the National Museum of American History
- Pneumatic tube systems are best known today from bank drive through windows. Past uses including carrying messages around large buildings, such as at the Central Intelligence Agency.
- The system also sent mail to other cities.
- Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on light, but he is probably best known for his Theory of Relativity.
- Make your own kaleidoscope.