At the University of Flensburg, Germany, the science center approach has been picked up an developed. From 1985 onwards 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. Physical forces can be immediately felt and movement effectively perceived.

This exhibition presents a selection of typical experiments.

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PHÄNOMENTA-Where physics is fun!

Michael Kiupel   Universitaet Flensburg

Any attempt to put science across in an appropriate manner will always fail where there is a failure in motivating people or engendering enthusiasm. Physics, especially, has the reputation of being complex 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 has been picked up an developed. From 1985 onwards 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. Physical forces can be immediately felt and movement effectively perceived.

This exhibition presents a selection of typical experiments.

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