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Workshop  "The colourful world of minerals"

Age
7 to 12; no previous knowledge necessary

Activities
work stations for small groups, tour of the museum

Duration
1.5 h

Details
At work stations and on a tour of the museum, children can get to know the various properties and defining characteristics of minerals. They discover methods to identify minerals and learn to apply them independently. The differences between minerals and rocks are addressed as well.

Cost
School class: 200 CHF
Groups: 200 CHF per group, a maximum of 12 people

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Workshop  "Geology of the Alps"

Age
14 and up; previous knowledge of the Earth's structure, plate tectonics and the formation of the Alps is helpful

Activities
group work and exchange ("puzzle" method) in the exhibition; exercises with rock samples

Duration
2 h

Details
Participants acquire and exchange knowledge about the formation of the Alps and the nappe theory in small groups at various stations in the museum. The building blocks of the Alps are investigated using rock hand samples.

Participants get to know the rock cycle and learn to distinguish the three classes of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. They also learn where to place the formation of the Alps in the context of geological history and understand the fundamental processes involved (plate tectonics, collision, nappe formation, erosion, isostasy).

Cost

School class: 250 CHF
Groups: 250 CHF per group, a maximum of 12 people

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