What types of school and grades is Baylab plants suitable for?
The student laboratory is suitable for students in grades 9-13 at any type of school. The program covers a variety of topics such as plant biotechnology, conventional breeding, molecular marker and RNAI technology, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, esterification, agriculture, world population and a whole lot more ...
Is a visit to Baylab plants free?
Bayer CropScience covers the costs of visiting the student laboratory and catering during the day. Schools only have to pay the travel costs for teachers and students.
What educational level do my students need to have?
As a matter of principle, we avoid specifying a particular level of knowledge. We do not want to put students and teachers under pressure to succeed.
Do all planned experiments have to be conducted or can the program be changed?
A class is normally divided between all three laboratories. We will make an exception to this for a chemistry or biology class. Contact us about this.
What is the teacher’s job on this day?
Teachers have the choice of either observing the class or taking part as a “student” themselves. They explicitly hand over the role of coordinator and teacher to the supervisory staff at Baylab plants.
Does a teacher need to accompany the class?
It is absolutely essential that a teacher accompanies the class. He or she will monitor and accompany the class on the day. However, their role will change in the student laboratory, where our staff take charge.
What days of the week are the activities offered?
The activities always take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The laboratory is closed during school vacation.
How do I get to Baylab plants using public transportation?
From the direction of Düsseldorf, Langenfeld:
S-Bahn line S6 to the Langenfeld (Rheinl.) stop.
From there, take bus 790 to the Landwirtschaftszentrum stop.
From the direction of Cologne, Leverkusen:
S-Bahn line S6 or regional express to the Leverkusen Mitte stop.
From there, take bus 233 to the Alfred-Nobel-Strasse stop.
How can I get further information or register my class?
Please use our hotline or the e-mail form on the right of this page.