Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning

Science Camp Geothermal Energy

The Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie has been offering the Science Camp Geothermal Energy in cooperation with the ZML for three years. We present different ways of using geothermal energy with experiments and illustrative material. This way you can form your own opinion on this topic. The results of the work will be documented in a presentation with the help of several iPads.

Contact person at the ZML
Michael Gauss
Phone: +49 721 608-48206
e-mail: michael.gauss3∂

How can you get geothermal energy from the depths of the earth and convert it into electricity? Why is it warm at all in the depth?

The Science Camp Geothermal Energy is all about these questions and you can discover the secrets of geothermal energy through your own experiments. You can use the following questions as a guide:

  • Exploration - What is down there?
  • How do we get down there?
  • What processes take place at depth?
  • How can geothermal energy be used to generate electricity?
  • Geothermal energy and society, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the geothermal electricity generation?

You will also find out what can be learned about the geosciences through exciting experiments. In addition to your own experiments, we offer an excursion to a geothermal power plant in the region. There you can experience live how geothermal energy is used to generate electricity.

Furthermore, we provide an iPad for each group, with which presentations can be created.

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Science Camp Geothermal Energy

01.09. - 04.09.2020

for young people from 12-15 years

The cost share for food (lunch), field excursion, test material and entrance fees is 120,- €. The Science Camp Geothermal Energy takes place as a 4-day workshop. The days start at 8 am with a common breakfast. The project work starts at 9 am.


Information on registration

Maximum number of participants: 15 pupils

The registration is done online via the website of the Schülerakademie.

Registration deadline: 14 August

You will receive a message about a confirmation or cancellation directly from KIT. Please transfer the fee to the Student Academy only after receiving the confirmation!


The Science Camp Geothermal Energy is offered in close cooperation with the Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie, the Zentrum für Energie and the Schülerakademie Karlsruhe e.V.


Our partners

We are actively involved in the following networks, which promote young people's interest in scientific and technical topics.