KEA includes a cafeteria with a small kitchen, a lecture hall with a projector, the student laboratory and our 9 interactive exhibition rooms on the topic of "energy".
Extensive playgrounds and green areas enable outdoor activities.
The STUDENT LABORATORY offers the best conditions for experimenting with an entire class, small groups or at individual workstations.
The students have access to modern equipment with work tables made of stainless steel with electricity and water outlets, as well as an extensive laboratory equipment are available!
How do you want to celebrate?
- In the realm of the primeval monsters (dinosaurs)
- The earth spews smoldering stones (volcanoes)
- Flight through distant galaxies (rockets)
- LEGO Team (Building and Design)
- Noble and chic (jewelry design)
- Cooking laboratory (baking and cooking)
- The 4 elements (tests and experiments)
- Star Wars (fan birthday)
- The Three Investigators (criminalistics)
- The UFO Landing (Alien)
- Pirate Birthday
- Wellness for girls (cosmetics)
- The world of colors (plant colors)
- The "do-it-yourselfers" (old craftsmanship - batik, soap, printing, calligraphy)
- Experiments in the children's research laboratory (everyday phenomena)
30€/3h (weekend/holidays +15€)
There is room for you and your friends in our cafeteria. We decorate everything according to your motto and set the table. Final cleaning is also included in the price.
The action part
120€/1,5h (max. 10 children) each additional child 12€
Time for discovery. Research, experiment, build and tinker. The activity programme is planned by an educational employee of the Kinder Energie Akademie. For this purpose, you will discuss the topic of the research and experiment programme as well as the age group of the children with them prior to planning.
Our gift for the birthday child
The birthday child receives a KEA research bag! What's in it? Shh...secret!
Registration & Info
Reservations by telephone need to be at least 7 days in advance! KEA will open its doors 30 minutes early if you book the cafeteria. If you come for the activity programme only, you and the children may arrive 10 minutes before it starts. Please make sure you leave the cafeteria on time.
Children who want to experience exciting and interesting things during their holidays can attend a challenging weekly programme on various topics.
Each college week is led by 2 lecturers. The team is supported by an additional guest lecturer.
The intensive cooperation between parents and course leaders is an essential feature of the KinderCollege as well. By pointing out your child's special interests and curiosity, you actively decide on the topics and contents of the college weeks and thus help to pick up your child's ideas and to shape them constructively.
Field days & curriculum-oriented project days for school classes
In our well-equipped rooms you can attend various courses with your primary school class according to the curriculum. We orientate ourselves on the framework plan of the elementary school of the state of Brandenburg and thus guarantee the implementation of the required educational and training principles.
We place great emphasis on taking up the specific experiences of each individual child and the individual challenge and support of all students. Our programme intents to impart the competences to act. The focus is on the development of material and methodological skills as well as the development of social and personal competences.
Devided by subject and grade, you can individually select the content that will be taught on the project day. When organizing the project days, we implement the quality features of the elementary school's framework curriculum to structure each lesson:
- Develop independence and personal responsibility
- Consider the individuality of the students
- Promoting cooperation
- Instruction and construction
- Facilitate situated and systematic learning
- Develop problem-oriented tasks
- Consider errors as learning steps
- Enabling cumulative learning
- Teaching that is subject-related, interdisciplinary, and cross-curricular
- Include media and give rhythm to lessons
Structure of a ProjectDay
- Working in small groups
- Presentation of the results in the plenum
- Documentation of the results on worksheets, flipcharts or wall newspapers
A project day always consists of the following modules:
- Experimenting in the Children's Research Laboratory
- Working in the lecture room with media support
- Snack break in the cafeteria
- Exercise outdoors
The project days are planned and executed by the KEA team. The programme is according to the educational standards set by the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs. The teachers have been working at the "EinSteinchen" since 2009 and offer project days for school classes, numerous science courses in the afternoons and college events during the holidays for pre-school and primary school children.
FieldDays & ProjectDays
Project time 8.30 - 12.00 (including break) with 2 KEA employees including all necessary materials: 130 €
Max. 20 children, each additional child 6,50 €
Free beverage supply during the entire project!
Lunch snack (optional) 2,50 € p.p.
Capacity30 primary school children
Opening hours for schoolsMonday to Friday 8.00 am to 12.00 noon by appointment only
Topics for grade 1 and 2
Testing and describing the performance of the senses.
The students are able to describe all senses and their performance. They experimentally and playfully test the performance of the individual sensory organs.
- Knowledge transfer and processing AB "Seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling, smelling
- Experiment "Taste"
- Perception games for smelling and hearing
- The five human senses (DVD)
name, distinguish and compare selected plants
The students are able to name different early blossoming plants and point out characteristics of different plants. They document their observations and present their results to the group.
- Knowledge transfer early bloomers
- Research in the laboratory and creation of plant fact sheets
- NABU-Quiz "Experienced Spring"
- Early bloomers (DVD)
The students are able to measure and interpret the temperature correctly. They recognize different weather symbols and can document weather phenomena.
- Knowledge transfer of weather phenomena
- Research in the children's laboratory - measuring and documenting temperature
- Create a weather map and weather forecast
- What is What (DVD)
The students know different properties of water. In the laboratory they apply their theoretical knowledge in practical experiments. They prepare a complete test protocol and present their results to the group.
- Exploring of the research question: Is water wet?
- Experiment Tasting and smelling / test protocol
- Test Optical properties
- "Wissen macht Ah!": Water (DVD)
The students are able to explain the connection between water and life. They can point out the effects of water shortage. They are able to name the different functions of water.
- Knowledge transfer and quiz "Dealing with water in the household
- Long-term experiment for the window sill
- Construction of a mini aquarium / pond
- DVD Unicef "A drop of water
Pupils are to determine through experiments that materials either float or sink. Children recognize that the same materials behave differently on the water depending on form.
- Knowledge transfer and explanation "Why do ships swim?
- Building your own boat hulls from different materials
- Test of the boats in the children's laboratory / test protocol
- What is What DVD Ships
Students are able to name the characteristics of fire. They can state possibilities of utilizing fire. In simple experiments they learn the proper use of matches and candles.
- Knowledge transfer for light and heat
- Experiments in the children's laboratory
- Fire protection education
- DVD "Willi wants to know" fire department
The students are able to create a building section with different functional rooms according to a specification. They are able to make a simple sketch and build a simple model.
- Knowledge Round Table
- Draft of an idea
- Construction of a cardboard model
- DVD WWW - Who finishes house construction?
Topics for grade 3 and 4
Objectives: The interest of the pupils in scientific experiments and phenomena is to be stabilised. Phenomena should be recognized and understood as such. The students know the definition of sound.
Content: >> AB Sound >> sound organ >> sound experiments in the children's laboratory >> DVD Sound and hearing
Objective: Students will experience and understand optical phenomena. They will learn about the components of the eye. They know what a visual stimulus is and apply their knowledge in experiments.
Contents: >> AB Eye >> Optical experiments >> Building a mirror cabinet >> DVD Eye and Optical Sens
Objective: Students will learn about the power of magnets, understand them and understand their occurrence in everyday life. They will learn about the properties of magnets. They will experiment with magnets.
Contents: >> AB Poles >> Expriments with magnets >> Building a magnetic spinning top >> DVD Film (Magnetism)
Objective: The students look for solutions and deal with the environment in an active, explorative way. They experience that spatial perception also includes sensory experiences and can name the individual senses.
Contents: >> AB Space and senses >> Experiments on spatial perception >> Model making >> DVD Senses
Objective: Students experience temporal processes in nature that are evident in the cycle in nature or in human life. They understand the constant recurrence of seasons and understand the process of growth and decay. They recognize that time must be regarded as something irreversible and cannot be influenced.
Topics for grade 5 and 6
The students know what "sound" is. They are able to name the connection between noise and hearing damage.
- Knowledge transfer and processing AB "Ear"
- Experiments in the research laboratory
- Noise Quiz
- DVD "Crime scene: Ear"
The students can name and show the taste zones of the tongue. The students can understand the connection between smelling and tasting.
- Knowledge transfer "taste buds"
- Try "Is it salty, hot, sweet and sour"
- Test protocol
- Experiment " "Deceiving senses" Nose and tongue experiment
- DVD "The senses - a complete world of wonders"
The students put their own sensory organ, their skin, to the test and explore its possibilities and limits. They recognize from simple examples that perception can be deceived.
- Knowledge transfer and processing AB "Skin and sense of touch"
- Station learning / experiments on the sense of touch
- Evaluation and presentation of the results
- DVD "Senses Discovery
The students experiment with light and are able to apply the findings to the construction of various optical devices. They are able to build a pinhole camera and explain how it works.
- Knowledge transfer by means of experiments and tests (light/shadow, optical illusion, inertia of the eye)
- Experiment in the laboratory for light reflection and preparation of measurement data protocol
- Construction pinhole camera
- DVD Panoptikum.net
Mathematics & Biology
The students "recognize and describe geometric structures in the environment", operate mentally with lines, surfaces and bodies »can sort plane figures according to properties and assign technical terms.
- Mathematical treasure hunt
- Powerball with formulas
- All kinds of formulas
- Mathematical quintet (lengths)
The students use the basic principle of measuring in non-mathematical areas, select units of quantities according to the situation (especially for time, mass, money, length) and convert them. They estimate quantities with the help of ideas about suitable representatives of everyday life, take targeted measurements in their environment, take measurements from source material, and thus perform calculations and evaluate the results.
- Size quiz and estimation marathon
- Building measuring instruments
- AB Measuring
- DVD "From Counting Stone to Computer - Middle Ages
- Mathematics in history
The students experience the world of numbers as tangible, applicable everyday events. They are able to apply the knowledge gained in familiar situations.
The individual numbers are displayed at 12 stations. For example, we clarify the questions: Why the Sunday is called "Sunday", why the 12 is a cult number and why October is called "October" although it is not the eighth month! For example, the children recognize that a ball is only round thanks to the pentagons between the hexagons.
The students are able to give stability to different materials through individual shaping and draw conclusions about the connection between form and stability.
- Knowledge transfer by means of different experiments
- AB Shape and stability
- Bridge construction - sketch and model
- DVD bridges - NZZ format (DVD)
Food - Energy and nutrition providers
Students can name various starchy plants and foods. They are able to detect starch in plants.
- Knowledge transfer of energy and nutrition providers
- Detection of starch and protocol in the laboratory
- Test: Digestion of starch in the mouth
- DVD Nutrition
How plants breathe - describing substance and energy conversion processes
The students see and understand that a plant produces a gas which is very important for us. The independent way of working stimulates the students to think about their own ideas.
- Knowledge transfer material conversion
- Gas experiments in the research laboratory
- Priestley's experiment
- DVD Photosynthesis
Describing the relationship between structure and function and the adaptation to habitats
The students are able to prove with simple experiments that living beings adapt to their habitat in order to increase their chances of survival. They recognize the connection between body structure and functionality.
- Knowledge transfer and quiz "Records in the animal kingdom
- Experiments with webbed feet and air bubbles
- Buoyancy tests
- BBC DVD Wonderwork Human
Group living beings after characteristics - botany
The students can determine different plant families. They are able to create a herbarium.
- Knowledge transfer biotope plant world pond / bank
- Excursion to the locomotive bath / collecting plants
- Construction of a plant press
- Creating a herbarium
- DVD botany (FWA)
KEA-Courses for pre-school and primary school children
Participation in the laboratory course encourages your child to take on new challenges and makes them flexible for unknown situations without being exposed to the actual school stress. A well-balanced mix of diverse requirements on the one hand and fun, enjoyment and desire to play with new friends on the other hand, helps your child to work with perseverance and concentration and to feel joy in learning.
The concept: With many offers, we encourage your child to perceive their environment with all senses, to use their childlike curiosity and thirst for adventure in order to grasp and understand the world. We support your child in daring to tackle new tasks and challenge them to gain self-confidence through experiences of success.
annual contract / 1h per week / for primary school pupils of the 1st and 2nd class
LABORATORY course I tuesday 15:30 - 16:30 / Price 45€ per month
Together with educators, parents and teachers, we have designed a preparation course for children about to start school, which does not focus on the acquisition of knowledge, but rather on teaching and practicing the social skills necessary for school. In the course, the children can optimally adjust to the changes that the start of school brings with it in an adequate school environment (classroom, hours/breaks, foreign children and teachers).
The goal is to support your child in daring to take on new tasks, to be able to deal with failures and not grow desperate, but rather to look for solutions to problems with the help of their individual strengths and resources, in order to gain self-confidence through experiences of success and to get to know themselves. In role-plays, while experimenting and researching, on excursions and in everyday class situations, the children playfully work on the following topics:
- How do I deal with new situations that I do not know yet?
- How do I find friends in a new group of children?
- What do I do when I am scared?
- How do I behave when there is an argument?
- What do I do if I do not understand a task?
- What am I really good at and what do I need support for?
annual contract / 1h per week / for preschoolers in the last year of kindergarten
tuesday 13:30 - 14:30 / Price 45€ monthly
Natural Science Live is an experimental course for primary school children who are curious and interested in science.
The concept: In our school lab, the children research as little biologists and chemists, physicists and astronomers, mathematicians and computer scientists, and can find answers to their questions with confidence, using their individual strengths and resources. The focus is on free experimentation and trying things out.
Annual contract / 1h per week / open for all primary school children from the 3rd grade on
wednesday 15:30 - 16:30 / Price 45€ monthly
With the studentLABORATORY the children embark on a journey of discovery through the fields of science, crafts, technology, research and art.
The concept: A working characteristic of our course is the project work. Here each team member can contribute their set of strengths, work according to their interests and tendencies and enjoy achievements together.
annual contract / 1h per week / open to all students from 6th grade on
wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 / Price 45€ per month
Lego lovers of all ages can give free rein to their creativity and imagination by using countless Lego bricks. In addition, our 4 sets of "Simple Machines LEGO® Education" provide numerous tasks and challenges for the teams of 2, which require precise planning and construction. Patience and dexterity are trained and developed, as well as the association skills of comparing and assigning. Thus the course creates the best conditions for the necessary school competences: Perseverance, concentration, task understanding and solution finding.
For advanced students, we offer experimenting and working with the practical tool "Science & Technology", with which elementary school students can learn basic mechanical principles and motorized machines and thereby gain important insights into mathematical, scientific and technical contexts.
The concept: The course participants are provided with 4 sets each of "Simple Machines LEGO® Education" and "Science and Technology". Teamwork is an important element in learning and applying social skills. Planning together, making arrangements, sharing in solidarity, looking for solutions when failures occur and celebrating successes with the team partner are just a few examples. The course participants are introduced to the basic principles of designing machines and mechanisms. They will experiment with forces and friction and study quantities such as distance, time, speed, mass and many others.*
annual contract / 1h per week / open for all Lego lovers
thursday 15:30 -16:30 / Price 45€ per month
Preparation course for participation in the Brandenburg regional competition
If you have an exciting idea or question that you would like to explore, then CONTACT us!
"Jugend forscht" (Youth researches) is a nationwide competition for young researchers that promotes special achievements and talents in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology. Students who want to participate must attend at least the 4th grade. Students up to the age of 14 compete in the junior section "Schüler experimentieren" (Students experiment).
The research topic can be worked on alone or in a group (max. 3 members). In "Jugend forscht" and "Schüler experimentieren" the participants choose their own questions, no topics are given. When working on the project topic, the participants must apply scientific, mathematical or technical methods.
The concept: The course is aimed at primary school children who
1. are interested in participating in the competition with an idea or
2. who want to create an idea together with us and our external supervisors.
During the course, the competition participants have access to the contact personell at EinSteinchen, external specialists and a supervisor. The children will find extensive working materials and all the necessary instruments for working on their research topic in the rooms of the Kinder Energie Akademie (KEA). Supervisors and KEA staff ensure that the exhibits are looked after even on days when the student is not on site (e.g. measurements or maintenance, care of experimental setups). We prepare the participant optimally for the competition, design the booth and accompany them to the competition!
In the last 4 years the participants from EinSteinchen have always been extremely successful as winners of the competition!
Project bound individual contracting / course planning by individual arrangement
Professional intensive course with 1:1 supervision / price 12,50 € per hour
The courses will take place if there are at least 8 registrations per course (except Jugend forscht). If more than 12 children register, two courses are offered.