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The "Haus der Natur" Museum of Natural History

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The "Haus der Natur" Museum of Natural History

The "Haus der Natur" Museum of Natural History

Project day

The "Haus der Natur" Museum of Natural History

The "Haus der Natur" Museum of Natural History

Project day

The "Haus der Natur" Museum of Natural History

Project description

Students and teachers from Marien High School (Marien-Realschule) in Kaufbeuren traveled as a group to Salzburg. The city itself was not the focus of the visit, but rather the “Haus der Natur” museum of natural history and technology, where there was something for everyone to enjoy.

For our junior hobby biologists there were all kinds of things to discover – from marine animals, reptiles and insects to dinosaurs and even a journey through the human body. Following a workshop, the pupils from class 5a can now fully explain what happens to our food after we have eaten it.

And the pupils from class 8c now know why the Great White Shark does not devour humans straight away, but firstly “nibbles” on them, and why a baby octopus receives its food in a closed jelly jar during the daily feeding session at the museum. Anyone wishing to know more about the Doppler effect should consult the girls from class 5c. After all, they are now experts on the topic of acoustics and sound.

On the lowest story of the museum, everything revolves around the issues of energy and lifting. Interesting experiments made it easier to understand the law of the lever and “incidentally” introduced students to the area of hydraulic power transmission. Hands-on experiments showed the students how electricity can be produced from hydropower or solar energy, and how turbines work. The water landscape at the museum allowed the students to get their hands wet, to dam up the water as well as to lift and pump, and to discover the energy which water holds within it.

The highlight of the Salzburg trip was “Feel Mozart!” In a large violin which you can enter, it was not only possible to hear the vibrations of the music but also to feel them.

Projekt details

Topic: Project day

Age category: from 5th grade

Venue: Museum or educational institute

Duration: 1 day

Participation requirements: max. 30 school students

Project funding

The Frank Hirschvogel Foundation generally assumes the travel costs for excursions, particularly for schools which do not have scientific institutions, such as museums, exhibitions, etc., locally.

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