School Laboratory Experiments in the NanoBioLab

Here you can find an overview of all experiments from the NanoBioLab. The experiments are sorted according to their assignment to primary, lower secondary, middle or upper secondary school.

For each experiment you will first find a recommendation of the grade level as well as the title of the respective experiment. This is followed by a brief description of the content components.

For some experiments there is the possibility to choose them with a digital enrichment (iBook, augmented reality, digital sensors, ...). Further details are recorded here last as remarks.

Overview of School Laboratory Experiments in the NanoBioLab

Elementary school and Grade 5 to 7
From grade 4PapermakingThe students create their own paper from various plant fibers using historical methods. Afterwards, the dried paper can be embellished with homemade plant-based and additionally prepared dyes. -
From grade 5

Energy in fuels and food

The students investigate the suitability of different foods and fuels as fuel. Through further experiments, the functional principle of a steamboat is developed, applied in a final experiment and optimized for the race.-
From grade 5Thermal insulating effect in living beingsThe students experimentally investigate the exciting question of why, for example, the polar bear is larger and stronger than the brown bear, penguins like to cuddle, and desert and arctic foxes have different sized ears. -
From grade 5

Water purification (in wastewater treatment plants & natural filters)

Water is everywhere. We use it for washing, cooking and, of course, drinking. But what about the water in nature, in puddles, rivers and lakes? It is often heavily polluted, which is why it cannot be used directly as drinking water. In this experiment, the students will explore the natural purification of water in our nature. -
From grade 5

Experiments around the topic of water

(properties and separation methods)

Water is not only everywhere, but also versatile. In this series of experiments, students use different experiment boxes to explore different properties of water, for example.-
From grade 5

Fats and oils

Fats are a very important component of our food. Every day, we consume several grams of fat with our food. In this series of experiments, the students investigate the properties of oils and fats, as well as their extraction and use, through many exciting experiments. -
From grade 5

Mysteries

Students explore the magical world of chemistry.

Enrichment by iBook 
Grades 8 to 10
From grade 8Food analysis

In everyday life, students come into contact with a wide variety of foods. In this series of experiments, they explore the properties, water content, solubility and combustible content of various foods.

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From grade 8

Analysis of alcohols and distillation

The group of alcohols is one of the best known in organic chemistry. On the one hand, the students investigate the alcohol content in red wine with suitable experiments. On the other hand, they have to analyze and identify three alcohols. 

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From grade 8Experiments with carbon dioxideThe gas carbon dioxide is a solid component of air. In this series of experiments, the students deal with the different states of aggregation of carbon dioxide and its properties.-
From grade 8

Analysis of Cola

Almost all students know the popular soft drink "COLA". In this series of experiments, they learn different ways of distinguishing between cola and cola-light. They will also analyze the exact acidity of cola.Enrichment by iBook 
From grade 8

Reaction ratio of sulfides

 

In this series of experiments, the students will approach the exact mass ratio in the reaction of copper and sulfur, as well as in the reaction of iron and sulfur, through exploratory experimentation.-
From grade 8

Solubility of salts

The word "salt" is familiar to almost all of the students. But how can different salts be distinguished from one another? The students deal with this question in this series of experiments. They also investigate how different factors influence the solubility of salts.-
From grade 8

Escape Lab

The NanoBioLab is transformed into a crime scene. The cure to save the world is kept safe in a vault.  Students have three hours to figure out the combination to the safe and save humanity.

Augmented reality enrichment possible   

From grade 8

Analysis of acids

In this series of experiments, students demonstrate their knowledge of acids and their properties. The goal is to analyze two acids and identify them by their properties.

Enrichment by digital measuring sensors possible

From grade 8Analysis of hydroxidesThe students identify three different hydroxides through inquiry experiments. They learn about reactions that can help them with identification. -
From grade 8Determination of lime content - Determination of water hardnessWater naturally contains magnesium and calcium salts. The composition depends on where the water comes from. This series of experiments deals with the quantitative determination of the salts using appropriate analytical methods. The students can then make a statement about the accuracy of the respective method.-
Grades 11, 12 (13)
From grade 10

Analysis of alkanes

Alkanes form the cornerstone of organic chemistry. With appropriate experiments, students learn to distinguish and identify different alkanes.iBook or Augmented Reality enrichment possible
From grade 10Water analysisIn order to classify the quality of a body of water and the associated assessment, a number of parameters are recorded. In addition to temperature and pH, conductivity as well as ammonium, nitrate and phosphate concentrations play an important role in determining water quality. The students determine these parameters at individual stations and learn more about the significance of the individual parameters for the environment.iBook enrichment possible
NEW: From grade 11

Chemical balance

The students experiment around the chemical equilibrium. First, the prerequisites for a chemical equilibrium are defined and tested experimentally. Then the different influencing factors are analyzed individually with various experiments.

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From grade 11

Electrochemistry

The station work is based on the topic of electrochemistry. The students are asked to research a lemon battery, a Volta column, and a lithium-ion battery, among other things, through exploratory experimentation and to recreate them in the lab. 

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From grade 11

Lime content of stones

Many naturally occurring stones contain a certain amount of lime. Artificially produced stones are available in numerous variants with different lime contents. The students should find out how the lime content of a stone can be determined through exploratory experimentation. 

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From grade 11

Determination of lime content - Determination of water hardness

Water naturally contains magnesium and calcium salts. The composition depends on the origin of the water. This series of experiments deals with the quantitative determination of the salts using suitable analytical methods. The students can then make a statement about the accuracy of the respective method.

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From grade 11

Calorimetry: Bioenergy of renewable raw materials - Thermodynamic aspects

The students learn how to use a combustion calorimeter through research-based experimentation. On the one hand, the enthalpy of combustion of 2-propanol is to be determined, and on the other, two alcohols are to be identified on the basis of their enthalpy of combustion. -
From grade 11

Determination of the active substance content of an analgesic - Aspirin

Aspirin helps to relieve pain quickly and effectively. But how high is the active ingredient content in a tablet in reality? In this series of experiments, the students determine the content of the active ingredient "acetylsalicylic acid" in a painkiller using suitable experiments. -
From grade 11

Synthesis of an analgesic - Aspirin

 

In this series of experiments, the students synthesize one of the best-known active ingredients in painkillers. Using thin-layer chromatography, they can then compare their self-produced active ingredient with drugs in tablet form and make a statement about which known active ingredient is involved

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From grade 11Sugar, sugar substitutes and sweeteners

What would sweets be without sugar, sugar substitutes or sweeteners? Correct - not sweet! Through further experiments, the students investigate the properties of the various functional groups. The aim is to find out which of the five unknown substances is a sugar, sugar substitute or sweetener.

iBook enrichment possible