STEM in Bremen – Germany’s Science Hub
Ignite your pupils’ curiosity with visits to exciting museums
Germany is a hub of science and engineering, therefore it’s the perfect destination for a STEM school trip! With their wide range of museums, Bremen and Bremerhaven are ideal for STEM enrichment. Exhibitions on topics from botanicals to space travel and climate to motors will engage your students. The great range of interactive science on hand will allow students to explore different scientific fields. Pique interest in space and the associated technology and engineering with a thrilling visit to Airbus Defence and Space. Alternatively, keep them firmly on Earth to explore the different climates as they ‘travel’ through the world. Additionally, a trip to the zoo can help to consider the ways animals adapt to their habitats.
Furthermore, Bremen is a beautiful town in Northern Germany. It is small and fairly compact making it a suitable base for the trip, however it is packed full of wonderful buildings and intriguing museums. Nearby Bremerhaven on the coast has a more modern vibe and can be explored with a harbour cruise and is a great alternative location to stay. Although students can dread museums, Bremen and Bremerhaven’s museums will enthuse them. From interactive exhibits to immersive experiences, these museums are varied and enjoyable. Students will undoubtedly acquire a vast range of knowledge and have fun all the while.
With the great impetus placed on improving STEM subject uptake, this trip is perfect for motivating and encouraging students. Explore the different fields at engaging interactive museums which demonstrate the fun of science!
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Arrive in Bremen
Arrive in Bremen and transfer to your accommodation in Bremen. Get to know this historic city with a walking tour. At the heart of the city, find the medieval Market Square and a quirky statue of the ‘Town Musicians of Bremen’, and learn the tale. Wander through Bremen’s oldest district, Schnoor, where a tangle of narrow lanes weaves through small medieval houses. This whimsical quarter seems to have fallen straight out of a story book.
Universum Bremen Science Centre
Today, explore science in Bremen. The Universum Bremen Science Centre is highly recommended. Focusing on three topics, technology, humans and nature, this interactive museum features over three hundred exhibits which bring science to life. On the technology floor, consider the evolution of digital life and understand how gears and electrical motors work.
Students can learn more about themselves in the Human section and consider the importance of their senses. Furthermore, they can explore the possibilities of replacing parts of the human body with prosthetic and implants. On the nature floor, feel earthquakes, watch ice crystals grow and discover why water is blue.
Continue the discovery of nature with a visit to Botanika. At Bremen’s green science centre you can learn about Far East cultures on an expedition through enchanting worlds of the Himalayan Mountains, Asia and tropical rain forests of Japan and Borneo. A visit the discovery centre with its multi-media exhibits and the green-houses informs you about the interconnection of biology and the environment. Guided tours can be arranged.
Another day to explore some of the city’s museums, or head to the coast for some good sea air!
Climate House 8° East
Experience the world’s climate zones from the scorching heat of the Sahel to the iciness of the Antarctic. Experience first hand how the people live in the Earth’s most important climate zones. Consider the challenges and understand how people adapt to live in different climates. The tour leads through wonderful rooms which beautifully imitate the different locations.
Zoo am Meer
This small zoo specialises in aquatic and Nordic species, such as polar bears, arctic foxes, seals and Humboldt penguins. Learn about their habitats and enjoy a new perspective with underwater viewing. A visit here will undoubtedly be an exciting activity for your students and when combined with a visit to the climate house can stimulate discussion on adaptation.
Technical Museum the Submarine Wilhelm Bauer
In the harbour, explore an original WW2 submarine. The Wilhelm Bauer is an important monument historically and technologically. The technology used to build this vessel in 1933 revolutionised submarine construction and design.
To view Bremerhaven, why not ascend the city’s tallest building to visit the Look-Out Platform Sail City. Enjoy sweeping panoramic views and see where the River Weser merges into the North Sea. Another way to see this city is from the water. Why not enjoy a cruise of the harbour and learn a bit about the merchants and seafaring which created this city.
Time permitting, perhaps enjoy a visit to the Übersee Museum – a natural history and ethnographical museum. The museum explores topics including culture, trade, migration, globalisation and climate change. Then commence your journey home.
Airbus Defence and Space – Highly Recommended!
Bremen is a leading European centre for space travel so a space tour at Airbus Defence and Space will be an exhilarating and engaging highlight. Parts of the International Space Station, orbiting around 400km above the Earth, were built here. Experts teach the group about daily life in zero gravity on the ISS. Learn also how supplies get to the astronauts. This is a fascinating experience and is sure to inspire your students.
We have a range of hotels and hostels within Bremen and the surrounding area. Please contact us for further details.
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