You can experience the Lab even in times of Corona restrictions!
Even if you cannot visit us live at the moment: The BIOTOPIA Lab Team is there for you and provides you with exciting content, ideas and tips that you can try out and realise at home.
The BIOTOPIA team is working with great ambition on digital and analog formats, experiments and DIY concepts to bring you "hands-on science" to your home until the opening. "BIOTOPIA Lab @ Home" wants to arouse interest in scientific contexts and give you a small foretaste of the activities in the BIOTOPIA Lab - from the bottle garden or your own mushroom cultivation to the isolation of DNA from vegetables and fruits. We also plan to give you a look behind the scenes of the lab with experts who will hopefully make you look forward to your visit soon!
An entire ecosystem in a jar - interesting, pretty and easy to maintain! The eternal garden is super easy to build, gives pleasure, looks beautiful and best of all: it doesn't need to be watered for years! Even with simple things, which almost everyone has at home, you can create a completely functioning ecosystem!
Have you ever looked at the ingredients of your favorite nut nougat cream? Many of them travel halfway around the world to give us our chocolate experience. Palm oil, for example, is now found in every second supermarket product. Unfortunately, however, its production is often associated with environmental destruction and exploitation. Good that our homemade chocolate cream does not need palm oil!
DNA is the basis of life on earth: every living being has DNA. Police officers use DNA traces to solve crimes. But it's not that easy to understand what DNA actually is. Usually we cannot see it. Here we show you how you can isolate DNA from a banana at home and make it visible, and you will learn even more about this topic.
Life rages in the soil and there are lots of creatures crawling and creeping around. In this experiment you can take a closer look into a secret world and observe the growth of a root that is normally hidden under the surface of the earth. You can record your observations with a flipbook or on video.
Chestnuts contain many saponins - these are chemical compounds that have soap-like properties when dissolved in water. This is why ordinary chestnuts can be used to produce a first-class, completely biodegradable detergent. [In German]
The digital bird house is a feeding place for birds equipped with numerous sensors and a camera. Here you can comfortably make observations and investigations from home. [Descriptions in German]
Wir wecken Eure Forschersinne bei einem herbstlichen Spaziergang. Erlebt diesen Herbst mit diesen spannenden Experimenten für Groß und Klein!
Kombucha is a refreshing drink obtained with the help of fermentation processes, whose origin - depending on the source - is located in Japan or in northern China. The “clean drink” couldn't be more versatile. Aromas range from apple varieties to geranium or carrot kombuchas. Nevertheless, there is a basic recipe with which you can get started - and any future modification - very easily. Have fun brewing!
Fall is known as "the colorful season" due to the many colorful leaves. But why do the leaves change color in autumn? And what colors are in the leaves? You can find out in this little experiment. [In German]
We provide many different games, activities and experiments for children to discover, feel and understand the forest ecosystem and the connection with climate protection. [In German]
Experiments@home: In this series, Kim Ludwig-Petsch from the educational department of the Deutsches Museum shows small experiments that you can easily try out at home. [In German]
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All-Natural soap is not only free of industrial ingredients, but also a great and personal gift for loved ones! We have found a great DIY instruction for you.
In this little experiment you make gel beads (Aqualinos or water beads) glow with fluorescent colors and a black light flashlight. With this you will surely amaze everyone! [In German]
When crystals grow in nature, it often takes many thousands of years. We will show you how you can grow real crystals at home in just a few days! [In German]
Sea waves are fascinating - sometimes gentle, sometimes stormy! With this webinar you can bring the waves to your home and examine them in detail. [In German]
Feel like having a different Advent? This Advent calendar wants to lead us back to the original idea of a contemplative pre-Christmas period. With this handicraft instruction your Advent gets a deeper meaning again! [In German]