’We Want to Know’-- Science and Scholarship in Hamburg’s Schools

Photo: Universität Hamburg Maria Buchweitz talking to an upper-level class at Gy
Photo: Universität Hamburg Maria Buchweitz talking to an upper-level class at Gymnasium Blankenese about nutrition, medicine, and health

Swapping the lecture hall for the classroom -We Want to Know-- Science and Scholarship in Hamburg’s Schools

-Can bacteria erode plastic waste?- or -Is religious belief irrational?- These are the kinds of questions being pondered in Hamburg’s schools this week until 26 January 2024. Researchers from Universität Hamburg, DESY, and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf will be swapping the lecture hall for the classroom to give insight into their work.

Research topics rather than traditional classroom subjects: once again, the annual We Want to Know event is taking place with a rich program of activities. From physics to philosophy, researchers are presenting their research and answering questions directly in the classroom.

There will be a total of 75 talks for nearly 2,000 Hamburg school students.

The event is designed primarily for grades 9 and above. A few talks, however, will also be given to students in grade 7 and 8. Schools can participate for free and teachers can easily book talks on the website.

In 2025, the program will once again bring resaerchers into classrooms. Find more information about that in Fall 2024.

Reports about past events and information about We Want to Know




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