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FORSCHA

Interactive Fair

<p>FORSCHA</p>

FORSCHA

Interactive Fair

<p>FORSCHA</p>

FORSCHA

Interactive Fair

<p>FORSCHA</p>

Project description

There is something for all ages at the “FORSCHA” interactive fair, which takes place every year in Munich. Various experiment stations and workshops invite children, teenagers, parents and educators to try things out in a hands-on way.

The 6th-graders of a girls’ high school in Kaufbeuren (Marien-Realschule) are regular guests at the fair and are thrilled every year by the wide range of activities on offer. The natural sciences, in particular, can be experienced here in a playful and vivid way.

 

 

 

Project Details

Topic: STEM funding

Age category: 10 - 18 years

Venue: Messe München

Duration: 1 Tag

Participation requirements: keine

It is possible for the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation to assume part of the costs for extraordinary projects.

Field reports

2019
During this school year, the 6th-graders of a girls’ high school in Kaufbeuren (Marien-Realschule) once again made their way to the “FORSCHA” interactive fair in Munich.
The time flew by as they took part in photo shootings using photo boxes, produced tea and painted with milk paint. We all had the most fun, however, with the chemical professions that were presented there, as we had the chance to make silver-plated bottles as well as our own shampoo. Building lava lamps was also a popular option. Most of the workshops were organized by students from various Bavarian high schools. At an information booth about the bakery trade we were able to enjoy healthy bread with butter; at the information booth of the German army we had the chance to “drive” a tank. After a short lunch break, the “Spielwiesn”, a games fair for young and old, opened. This provided the opportunity to try out various board, card and dice games. Alongside many old, familiar games, there were also plenty of new ones to enjoy. And, of course, digitalization also featured here, too, with many games involving a connection to tablets or smartphones. Even the teachers proved their talent when playing against the almost unbeatable girls. With a view to the games fair, some of the students from the school had built their own board games at the “FORSCHA”. All in all, it was an enjoyable and informative trip. We and our teachers will look back on it for a long time to come.

Written by students from class 6 a

 

2018
Experimenting, programming, tinkering and developing at the “FORSCHA” interactive fair in Munich. The “Discovery Kingdom” offered more than 100 6th-graders and their teachers a diverse program.
To answer questions such as “What do I want to be when I grow up?”, “What potential lies within me?” and “What do I enjoy doing the most?”, the “FORSCHA” trade fair transformed the MOC event center in Munich into a laboratory of the future for the duration of three days. As a certified STEM school, the Marien-Realschule in Kaufbeuren naturally had to be part of such a fantastic event! The exhibitors presented the world of “STEM and More” in a playful, captivating and educational way. At the various hands-on stations and during diverse workshops held by companies, educational institutions and associations, our girls had the opportunity to literally grasp concepts from mathematics, engineering as well as science and technology. Interesting facts on robotics, 3D printing, aerospace engineering, language, communication, media, industry and sustainability were conveyed to the students in an age-appropriate way. Lots of fun was guaranteed as the students set about grinding oatmeal themselves, throwing a boomerang, standing in a huge soap bubble, making small figures out of plaster, creating and editing digital photo backgrounds on a tablet, and making a rocket-driven car to find the fastest speedster.
At the “Spielwiesn” fair, the girls had the opportunity in the afternoon to get together and try out new board games and to relax a little in the massage chairs. In this way, an eventful day came to an end much too quickly. However, alongside the printouts from the various photo stations and all kinds of giveaways, we also took a lot of new impressions about the world of STEM away with us.