Are we alone in the universe? Or is there intelligent life on other planets as well? What will the aeroplanes and cars of the future look like? What forms of energy will we use in the future when the oil runs out? DLR is working on these and many other exciting questions in its focus areas aeronautics, space, transportation, and energy research. DLR’s research institutes are spread across all parts of Germany. They operate wind tunnels and solar installations, control centres, simulators, and large test stands for rocket engines.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) publishes Information on Space Exploration for Primary Schools for the approximately 17 500 primary schools in Germany. In June 2003, all primary schools in Germany received the first edition of this new line of educational materials that help teachers convey the topic of space exploration in a way which makes the subject come alive, and engages their pupils.
Music for use in primary school teachingThe Press Pack rocks and raps, but has its quieter side too. Their sing-along songs are fun, but also serve a purpose. You can download each song here, in MP-3 format, either with vocals or as a ‘karaoke’ version. The words and music can be found in the teachers notes to each chapter.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has been producing illustrative information on the subject of space exploration for teachers and pupils. "Information on Space Exploration for Schools" is sent to around 10 000 secondary schools in Germany free of charge. Furthermore, DLR also sends a similar booklet to the approximately 17 500 primary schools in Germany.
Being the largest natural and engineering science institute in Germany, The German Aerospace Center (DLR) capitalises on the fascination for aeronautics and Space exploration to get children and young people interested in science and technology.