Any attempt to put science across in an appropriate manner will always fail where there is a failure in otivating people or engendering enthusiasism about such themes.Physics, especially, has the reputation of being omplex and difficult to understand. One index of this is the choice of subjects taken by German school pupils at upper secondary level.


At the University of Flensburg, Germany, the science center approach - already well-known in the USA and ther European nations - has been picked up an developed. From 1985 onwards, under the scientific direction of rof. Dr. L.Fiesser, the PHÄNOMENTA exhibition has come into existence so as to give people themselves the chance to carry out physical-technical experiments which make a definite impression. The dimensions of the exhibits ave been selected in such a way that physical forces can be immediately felt and movement effectively erceived. The various stations within the exhibition are oriented to the human scale.A high visitor count - also recorded in other towns and cities - as well as a very positive feedback indicate that this kind of field with its intensive educational supervision can make questions of a physical and technical nature accessible.

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Science and technology in the 20th century
Gap between the state and its reflection

Ivo JanouÅ¡ek   National Technical Museum

Any attempt to put science across in an appropriate manner will always fail where there is a failure in otivating people or engendering enthusiasism about such themes.Physics, especially, has the reputation of being omplex and difficult to understand. One index of this is the choice of subjects taken by German school pupils at upper secondary level.


At the University of Flensburg, Germany, the science center approach - already well-known in the USA and ther European nations - has been picked up an developed. From 1985 onwards, under the scientific direction of rof. Dr. L.Fiesser, the PHÄNOMENTA exhibition has come into existence so as to give people themselves the chance to carry out physical-technical experiments which make a definite impression. The dimensions of the exhibits ave been selected in such a way that physical forces can be immediately felt and movement effectively erceived. The various stations within the exhibition are oriented to the human scale.A high visitor count - also recorded in other towns and cities - as well as a very positive feedback indicate that this kind of field with its intensive educational supervision can make questions of a physical and technical nature accessible.

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