Opening of the Henkel Forscherwelt in Dubai
Great science lab for little researchers in Dubai Children’s City
On November 18, our school principal Michael Lummel was invited to the opening of Henkel’s Forscherwelt (research world science lab) in Children’s City. He had the opportunity to meet Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairman of Henkel’s Supervisory Board, Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services Sector, and Dr. Udo Huenger, Vice President Market Area BASF Middle East, and expand his contacts for the school’s STEM initiative.
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Researchers’ World or ‘Forscherwelt’ in German is an international initiative launched by Henkel in 2011 to encourage children to explore the fun and excitement in science. More than 44,000 children across the world have already taken part in Forscherwelt initiatives at centres in Germany (the home of Henkel), Russia and Turkey with specially trained teaching visiting schools across Argentina, Chile, India, Ireland, Italy and Poland.
During the children’s program for ages 7 to 11 years old, curiosity and fun is encouraged. The goal – to get children excited about scientific research. As part of the program, children explore natural sciences by conducting practical experiments related to everyday topics associated with Henkel´s research activities such as, finding out how to extract glue from a date, how toothpaste works or how clothes become clean again and the role of enzymes in this process.
Forscherwelt Science Lab for children in Dubai is located at Children’s City, Dubai Creek Park and is for children aged between 7 and 11 years of age. The Forscherwelt team will be offering ten, 45 minute modules, for up to 25 children per session. Sessions at Forscherwelt are free for children to attend. For further information and bookings please visit www.childrencity.ae
Henkel (2019, 18. November). Henkel opens Forscherwelt Science Lab in Dubai
[press release]. Retrieved from henkel.com