Catching up after Covid for children and teens

In the Museum Mineralogia Munich there are special workshops for children and young people, which elaborate on topics from school lessons. The program refers directly to a school group. 

The offers are free of charge and are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The courses are scheduled for 2 to 2.5 hours. The four courses of the two programs are based on each other. The courses take place on Monday afternoons (but individual arrangements can be made). 

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GeoMUC-Kids (from ages 8 to 12)

The following topics are offered:

  • Rock cycle and Isar pebbles
  • Volcanism
  • What’s inside a smartphone
  • Stones that fall from the sky.

In the programs, children always have the opportunity to actively learn something about rocks and minerals themselves. Therefore, in addition to imparting knowledge on the respective topics, microscopy is also carried out, rocks and minerals are identified, the children do arts and crafts and discover things playfully. An essential goal is to create enthusiasm for the geosciences and other STEM subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

GeoMUC-Teens (ages 13 and up)

Four consecutive workshops on the topics of the rock cycle and Isar pebbles (1a), volcanism (1b), raw materials, recycling and the construction of a smartphone (1c) and meteorites (1d) can be attended by a school class of a particular school type.

A school class can work on a geoscientific topic of its own choice under the guidance of the team from the Museum Mineralogia Munich. At the end of the project there is an exhibition in the museum. This can be a school project (e.g. P or W seminar) in grades 10 to 13.

In cooperation with other Munich student labs (MUC-Labs), such as Frühes Forschen, Eso-Supernova, Photonlab, the workshops mentioned in offer 1 are offered and the students rotate in the other student labs.