From Year 5 onwards, experimentation is an essential part of science and technology lessons at the Gymnasium Eggenberg: we ask questions of nature and explore the answers through experimentation!
Experiment means: touching, trying out, microscoping, dissecting, collecting, measuring or also looking at: in the Deutsches Museum, in the zoo, in the Isar wetlands, in the meadow, forest and school garden – also building a pinhole camera, a hand-held spectroscope or rockets, letting balloons rise, melting iron …
Conclusions are then drawn from the experiences and observations. Thus force and movement, electricity and magnetism, light and sound, air and water, matter and life begin to become understandable.
The experiments are more differentiated and abstract with increasing age; if they fail, we learn from the mistakes.
But the following always applies: Whoever sees and hears something remembers it – whoever does something understands it!