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Weltoffene Hochschulen gegen Fremdenfeindlichkeit

Physics lab for school students

The school lab enables school students to experience and understand physical phenomena. It aims to introduce young people to the special appeal of the natural sciences in general and physics in particular through hands-on experiments. At the same time, they can also gain an insight into university life and the way students work.

The school lab has equipment that is not usually used in schools. For example, the "Strahlenschutzseminar in Thüringen" has supplied modern, computer-aided testing stations and a school x-ray machine.

These events are free of charge and mainly aimed at groups, so they can be incorporated into visits from schools.
But teachers can also benefit from our extensive range of equipment by attending professional training courses in the physics laboratory.

The school lab was part of Erfurt's Electronics Museum for more than 12 years before it was taken on by the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in May 2013.

Basic experimentsAlternating current, induction, electromagnetic oscillations and waves
  • Conductivity of liquids
  • Emergency lighting
  • Temperature dependence of resistors
  • Charging a capacitor
  • Output of solar modules
  • Measuring magnetic fields
  • Electrical fields
  • Galvanic cells and lead acid batteries
  • Blackbox
  • Transformers
  • AC resistance of an inductor
  • Capacitor in an AC circuit
  • Parallel resonant circuits
  • Series resonant circuits
  • Computer-based testing
  • Propagation of electromagnetic waves
  • Signal transmission through wires
Mechanics and thermodynamics
Nuclear physics
  • Mechanical spring and pendulum oscillations
  • Determining gravitational acceleration
  • Laws for rotational motion
  • Measuring the speed of sound in air and CO2
  • Free fall
  • Sound duration
  • Determining the latent heat of fusion of ice and its electrical heat equivalent
  • Thermal expansion
  • Temperature compensation
  • Absorption of beta rays
  • Dependence of radiation intensity on distance from the source
  • Law of radioactive decay
  • Deflection of beta rays in a magnetic field
  • Identifying the proportions of radiation types in a mixed radioactive source
  • Gamma ray attenuation
  • Determining the energy of gamma radiation and identifying radionuclides
  • Diffraction of light waves
  • Experiments on the polarization of light
  • Planck's quantum of action
  • Light attenuation
  • The physics of bremsstrahlung
  • Characteristics of x-ray radiation
  • Determining crystal lattice constants
  • Attenuation of x-rays
Determining atomic constantsElectronics
  • Determining Planck's quantum of action from external photoelectric effect
  • Determining the specific charge of an electron
  • Franck-Hertz experiment
  • Electron spin resonance
  • X-ray radiation
  • Untersuchungen an Dioden
  • Frequenzverhalten von Vierpolen
  • Gleichrichter
  • Transistor-Grundschaltung
  • Aufbau und Erprobung eines Haustelefons
  • Erzeugung von Gleichstrom durch Gleichrichtung
  • Eigenschaften und Anwendung eines Operationsverstärkers
Three students working in the lab
Work in the schools physics laboratory (photo: Jens Hauspurg)

Contact and Registration

Jana Klingner
Tel.: 0361 6700-915

Email: schuelerlabor@no -

Mehrere Kinderhände arbeiten an einem Versuch.
School students doing an experiment (photo: André Schulz)

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