THE BIOTOPIA LAB@Home

You can experience the Lab even in times of Corona restrictions!

The BIOTOPIA team is working with great ambition on digital and analog formats, experiments and DIY concepts to bring you "hands-on science" to your home. "BIOTOPIA Lab@Home" wants to arouse interest in scientific contexts and give you a small foretaste of the activities in the BIOTOPIA Lab - from the bottle garden or your own mushroom cultivation to the isolation of DNA from vegetables and fruits. We also plan to give you a look behind the scenes of the lab with experts who will hopefully make you look forward to your visit soon!


Videos from the BIOTOPIA Lab

In addition to our do-it-yourself ideas and info pages, the BIOTOPIA Lab@Home team continuously produces videos on interesting topics.


Do it Yourself:
Ideas from the BIOTOPIA Lab

You want to experiment, create and research yourself? Then you have come to the right place!
Our Lab Pilots are constantly developing new experiments, recipes and ideas for you, which you can easily try out at home.

Greenhouse gases: Oceans and our climate

Experiments at Home

What does climate change have to do with the ocean? How are water, CO2 and temperature connected? In this experiment you will become marine scientists and amateur chemists to find out more about what climate change does to seawater.

Code of Life: Isolate DNA from a banana

Experiments at Home

DNA is the basis of life on earth: every living being has DNA. Police officers use DNA traces to solve crimes. But it's not that easy to understand what DNA actually is. Usually we cannot see it. Here we show you how you can isolate DNA from a banana at home and make it visible, and you will learn even more about this topic.

Flying seeds - the simplest Helicopters in the world!

Experiments at Home

Do you love the way the seeds of maple trees, lime trees & co. screw through the air? Here you can find out how they do it and you can easily build a paper helicopter based on nature's design. Do you think it will fly with only one wing? Check it out yourself!

Make your own chocolate spread

Recipe

Have you ever looked at the ingredients of your favorite nut nougat cream? Many of them travel halfway around the world to give us our chocolate experience. Palm oil, for example, is now found in every second supermarket product. Unfortunately, however, its production is often associated with environmental destruction and exploitation. Good that our homemade chocolate cream does not need palm oil!


Of all the senses:
See, smell, hear, taste, feel...

This section is all about our senses. There are exciting experiments to try out, you can trick your senses and challenge them.
Have fun browsing!


The world of fungi:
Inspired by our Pop-Up-Exhibition

Our pop-up exhibition "Fungi for Future" is all about fungi. We have developed various activities, experiments and ideas for you with which you can explore the world of these fascinating creatures at home!


You have become curious? Find out here what else you can experience in the BIOTOPIA Lab soon!

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