Title: The Museum Mineralogia München (SNSB), a geoscientific place of education

Melanie Kaliwoda, Malte Junge, Felix Hentschel, Wolfgang W. Schmahl

Mineralogical State Collection Munich, SNSB and Ludwig Maximilians University, LMU, Germany

Event: GeoKarlsruhe

Date: 2021

DOI: 10.48380/dggv-01nj-ef13

The Museum Mineralogia München represents the museum window of the Mineralogical State Collection Munich (SNSB). It shows constantly reprocessed geoscientific topics through diverse special and permanent exhibitions.

In addition, there are numerous exhibitions that are particularly well suited to natural science school content. Topics such as volcanism, symmetry, metamorphosis or the chemistry of pigments are worth mentioning here. It is important to us that the projects can be attended by children and young people and cover a wide range of scientific, artistic and creative areas. Thus, the topic of metamorphosis has appealed to students and teachers from the subjects of geology, biology, geography, music and art.

In addition to guided tours and projects lasting several hours, our museum also offers project weeks or its own museum work in P and W school seminars as part of the LeLa (Lernort Labor) or Muc-Labs (Münchner Schülerlabore) initiative in Germany.

The aim is always to make minerals, crystals, rocks and meteorites " touchable" and “tangible” and to explore them scientifically with the children using simple but also modern methods. The interest in nature should be awakened, because only what you know and appreciate you can protect and love.

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