What is ScienceLab?
Have you ever observed a child playing in and with water? Have you noticed the precision and logic accompanied by enthusiasm and persistence? It has been this sparkle of scientific zeal that moved us to follow that one vision: To introduce children to natural science at an early age with a hands-on approach, to take their questions seriously and to support them enthusiastically and in a professional manner. Our world grows more and more into a knowledge-based space. Only a solid education that teaches our children the basics of natural science and the way to find answers to any question, no matter what area it comes from, will prepare them for the challenges ahead. Therefore, we developed ScienceLab as a space to learn, to investigate and to discover.
ScienceLab was created as a private initiative in 2002 after recognizing that the German school system does not promote early passion for science. Both kindergarten and primary school programs lack age-compliant concepts for inquiry-based learning of natural science. This leaves educators, teachers and parents insecure about how to respond to children’s questions in a better way than delivering a one-off answer. For this purpose, a curriculum has been developed that appeals to the minds of children as young as 4 years and up to 12-year olds. They discover the world that surrounds them in a small group of peers, best on a well-proven inquiry-based methodology.