Extracurricular Learning Site
For nearly twenty years, the Life Science Learning Lab "Gläsernes Labor" on the science and biotechnology campus of Berlin-Buch has been a recognized provider of extracurricular science education. With more than 15,000 students and teachers participating in the courses every year, the Life Science Learning Lab ranks among the most popular student labs in Germany.
The five student labs of the Life Science Learning Lab on Campus Berlin-Buch offer 20 experimental courses in molecular biology, neurobiology, cell biology, ecology, radioactivity and chemistry for secondary school students. All experiments are related to the science curriculum in Berlin and Brandenburg and thus provide excellent support for the scientific and technical education which takes place in the schools.
The middle and high school students conduct experiments independently in small groups under the guidance of scientists from the research institutes on campus.
Through the contact with scientists and experiments in authentic labs, the students get a realistic impression of what it is like to work in the life sciences and about the different research fields and career perspectives
Scientists of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) offer laboratory tours for school groups, take part in school science days or offer expert assistance in the preparation of research papers and entries in the “Young researchers” program:
Upon request the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) can offer laboratory tours for school groups: pupils can visit the electron microscope facility, the molecular Screening Unit, view DNA sequencers, etc. It is also possible to visit specific labs.
Scientits of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) are happy to take part in school science days. They can offer lectures on current research topics – in German and most other European languages. Also they are happy to participate in discussions about the social impact of science. The scientits can provide materials on themes including animal experimentation, stem cells, genomic sequencing, etc., that can be used as basis and aid for discussion.
Scientists of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) offer expert assistance in the preparation of research papers and entries in the “Young researchers” program.