Arrive at Covestro. The school group is met by a Science Lab team member, issued plant IDs and escorted to the student laboratory.
After a welcoming address, the day's agenda is presented in the first group meeting and the participants find out what awaits them at Covestro Science Lab. And it's a lot!
The children are then divided into five teams based on their preferences, and ages: research, design, technology, finance and communication. The teams need to be focused, goal-oriented and proactive in their work in order to be able to take their self-manufactured product home with them at the end of the day. Depending on the presetting of the injection molding machine the technology team produces egg spoons, egg cups, dringing cups or ballpoint pens.
An interim report is discussed in the first group meeting:
- What have the individual groups come up with?
- What still needs to be done?
- What problems occurred?
- How can they be resolved?
Continuation of the morning's work at the student laboratory, i.e. more research, design and production.
The school children gather for the 2nd group meeting:
Have all the teams completed their work such that a finished product has been created that they can take home with them?
Recap of the day:
What did the children think of the day?
- What did they like or not like?
- What kind of experience did they gain?
- What new ideas will they take home with them?
End of a full and exciting day at Covestro Science Lab!