MINT community has one new location: PhänomexX laboratory opened in Unna

On Friday, November 17th, the MINT community gained an exciting location! At the Peter Weiss Comprehensive School A student laboratory opened in Unna PhenomexX concept.

A group of people stand on stage in front of a screen.
From left to right: Jürgen Schneider (board member of the Sparkasse UnnaKamen), Gaby Sowka (headmaster of the Peter Weiss comprehensive school), Reinhard Böhm (PhänomexX eV), Katrin Sagurna (MINT representative of the PWG), Matthias Müller (zdi network perspective technology), Anna Weber (PhänomexX eV), Gregor Frankenstein (zdi state office), Dirk Wigant (Mayor of the city of Unna), Carola Schöfisch (head of the school administration)

MINT school expands its offerings

The Peter Weiss Comprehensive School (PWG) was named a “MINT school in North Rhine-Westphalia” back in 2013. This makes it one of the first schools in North Rhine-Westphalia to receive this award. The PWG earned the award, among other things, through its diverse range of MINT working groups, which, in addition to a robot working group and a bicycle workshop, also include a zoo and a beekeeping working group.

This offer is now supplemented by the student laboratory based on the PhänomexX concept, which is currently focusing particularly on the topic of sustainability. The various stations are about microplastics, for example. At different, permanently installed experimental stations, the children learn more about microplastics, photosynthesis or photovoltaics.

A group of people stand around a counter with plants.
The PhänomexX student laboratory with several different stations.
A room with colorful chairs and a table.
A PhenomexX station with a sun on it and wires on it.
A board game with a leaf on it.

The PhenomexX concept – part of zdi.NRW

Since 2017, zdi.NRW and PhänomexX eV have been cooperating so that as many regions of NRW as possible have access to this didactic concept. It is aimed at students in levels 3 to 7 and can be used across school types through semi-individual coordination.


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The concept is to clearly convey MINT knowledge at experimental stations on changing topics and in line with the curriculum. In the film, the head of the club, Reinhardt Böhm, explains the principle behind the various stations.

In addition, further training is also offered for teachers in order to prepare them as best as possible for the school preparation and follow-up of the visits as well as the supervision of the locations.

Would you also like to bring a PhenomexX location to your region? You can find all information about this here:

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