Per Saxtorph Jørgensen, Ivan Helsinghof and Yvonne Herguth
Our fields of interest are the natural sciences with an emphasis on
mechanics and electronics. The main teaching method is "hands on".
This means that our focus is the practical construction and building
of small machines or devices, mechanical and electronic. All the
children build a machine, and they get to keep it.
- Skramloteket is a science and technology workshop open to students
from all schools in Copenhagen. (7 to 16 years of age.)
- It is a non-profit foundation.
- Rent and employee wages are paid by the Copenhagen school authority.
- Materials, tools, maintenance and renovation are among the expenses
dependent on private sponsors.
In addition to the practical work, we give short lectures in science
theory, mostly from a historical perspective. And always as a
supplement to the practical project.
It is our firm belief, and indeed our experience, that this approach
increases interest in technology and natural sciences, and motivates
the children to greater efforts in the relevant school subjects.
Skramloteket has two workshops; one for mechanics and one for
electronics. We are well equipped with tools and soldering stations.
This means that the children can work efficiently without unnecessary
delays and hindrances.
Skramloteket is partly equipped with recycled materials, instruments
and tools that we have received from various universities and
industries. These objects can be seen, played and experimented with by
the children. This contributes to making Skramloteket an exciting
place to visit.
We are constantly working to improve the experience of visiting