Teaching module: Gluing

Glues and the technology of bonding have long been an integral part of both normal, everyday life and industrial manufacturing processes. The range of adhesives extends from simple craft adhesives to industrial high-performance adhesives that can be used to glue entire aircraft wings.

The teaching module on gluing is designed to introduce children to the world of adhesives. On the one hand, they gain an initial insight into the variety of adhesives and applications, and on the other, they learn what adhesives can be made of and how they can be made, using an adhesive they are familiar with as an example. In addition, the series of lessons gives them an opportunity to take a phenomenological look at the question of why adhesives stick.