Playful Learning at the tunBasel.ch
From 13th-17th April 2012, schools and families can immerse themselves in the invisible worlds of the Biozentrum at tunBasel.ch. For the first time this adventure show for young researchers in science and technology will be presented at the MUBA with two exciting interactive activities.
tunBasel.ch, an initiative of the Basel Chamber of Commerce will take place for the second time as part of the MUBA in Basel. 16 institutions from university and industry with some 750m2, invite experimentation and exploration. From 13th to 17th April visitors at the Biozentrum stand can use the electron microscope which magnifies objects up to 10,000-fold and can themselves prepare specimens for use with the microscope. Visitors can also go to the amazing 3D world of proteins and find out how pathogens are recognized or how drugs affect the activity of proteins.
tunBasel.ch is aimed primarily at children aged 7 to 16 years of age. Its aim is to playfully bring them in contact and impress them with science and technology. In the present-day there are already missing skilled professionals in these areas and this is further increased by young school leavers not wanting to pursue these areas of study.
In 2010, 160 schools and numerous parents and their children already attended the first event tunBasel.ch. In order that school classes can make best possible use of the large range of projects on offer, teachers can access questions in advance online at the website tunBasel.ch, where they can put together a questionnaire especially suited for their individual classes. Therefore, for example, at the Biozentrum stand one can find out the answer to what is meant by “nano” and how big a nanometer is, or how one can develop with the use of a computer, new targeted drugs in the area of modern medical research. For school classes the access is free. Registration is required.
For more information visit: www.tunbasel.ch