School projects

Our projects for pupils are intended to serve as a supplement to class instruction, and they are a excellent module when it comes to hands-on science lessons.

Minerals – geometric shapes

This project for primary-school pupils is designed to complement geometry lessons in the 4th form and the early 5th form. The pupils are shown that crystals are especially lovely and well-defined geometric shapes. In small groups, they learn to create geometric figures by turning and reflecting objects to reproduce the shapes of crystals. This allows them to practice their spatial sense in a playful fashion. In the permanent exhibition "In the realm of minerals", the pupils go on a quest to explore the wide range of mineral shapes.

Duration:
2 hours

Cost:
€2.50 per participant

Additional projects are currently being planned.

For further information, queries and bookings, please contact
+49 721 175-2152

Mon and Wed, 3pm-5pm
Tue and Thu, 10am-12pm

Please register no later than two to three weeks before the tour.

The rock cycle

This project is designed for children in the 8th - 12th form. It is intended to complement the lessons taught in geography and social studies courses. This project is also recommended if the school curriculum spends little or no time covering the topic of rocks.

Project structure:
In the theoretical part of the programme, we present the rock cycle with descriptive illustrations. We work with the school students to review the course content and explore it in greater depth, and they learn a great deal about the three main types of rocks.

In the hands-on section, selected stones are identified in small-group work, an approach which also enhances the students' methodological and social competence. Each group then presents a summary of their results in a workbook which was specially designed for this project.

Special areas of technical emphasis can be arranged when the project is booked.

Duration:
2 hours

Cost:
€2.50 per participant

Classifying certain stones in small groups
Classifying certain stones in small groups
Discovering symmetry in special forms of minerals – the primary-school project “Minerals – geometric bodies”
Discovering symmetry in special forms of minerals – the primary-school project “Minerals – geometric bodies”