Experimenting without a lot of overhead
Of the many ways to inspire children and teenagers about chemistry, the one that is undoubtedly most effective is the one in which young people can experiment themselves. The question is whether this is possible without additional effort and time for the teacher.
With the MEKRUPHY system the effort for student experiments can not only be minimized, but can even be generously compensated for in other areas. The great efficiency of the MEKRUPHY system is based on the synergy of four distinctive factors:
- high quality of the equipment,
- fixed study group,
- elaborate experiment literature,
- production in Germany.
The experiment sets, chemicals and instructions are distributed by the teacher. The student groups build the experiments according to the description, perform them independently and document their observations. After the experiment, the students put the equipment back into the boxes and hand them over to the teacher, who checks them quickly with just one glance and puts them back in the cabinet.
Slightly contaminated glass containers are cleaned by the study group themselves and returned to their box. Heavily contaminated containers are given to the “cleaning service” and replaced with clean glasses from a reservoir. A prerequisite for this approach is that the glass containers must be available in double or triple the amount.
The study groups
Ideally, the groups consist of two students each and remain the same for all experiments throughout the school year. Each group is assigned a number and listed, and always works with the experiment set of the same number. Thus, they are responsible for “their” set.