School Service is happy to collaborate with elementary schools. We have a tradition of involving teachers and students in the development of different teaching offers and projects, but we would also like to make long-term collaboration with elementary schools. For further information, please contact School Service through this form (link)
Below you find a description of selected collaborative and development projects from the past few years between elementary schools and the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
2015: Geoscience events
The Natural History Museum of Denmark develops geoscience events for secondary school students in collaboration with the NTS center at the University. Motion is the focal point of the events, where students participate in an orienteering and solve problems on the geological cycle. To solve the problems, the students must investigate different rock types from the museum collection.
Find current geoscience events here (link)
”CHALK” is a collaborative project between the Natural History Museum of Denmark and Sølvgade Elementary School. In the project, 8th and 9th grade students go on a field trip to collect material with professionals from the museum. Afterwards, the students study the collected material at the museum and back at school. The form and the contents of the project are developed in close collaboration between the museum’s educators and the school’s science group and managers. New field trips are planned to take place in 2015.
A ’BioBlitz’ is a joint hunt for species. How many species of animals, plants, fungi etc. can we find on one location in one day? 28 researchers and 200 students from Sølvgade Elementary School participated in 2013. They found 357 different species, among them rare species, in the middle of Copenhagen. In 2014, 200 students from Humlebæk Elementary School, Skelgård Elementary School, Utterslev Elementary School, and Langelinie Elementary School went on a field trip with researchers, educators, and nature guides from the Natural History Museum of Denmark and Amager Nature Center. They found 412 different species.
2013: Student to student education
6th grade students from the Elementary School at the Lakes developed different teaching activities based on the teaching program ‘Stones and minerals’ and the Hall of Minerals at the Geological Museum. The class developed a teaching program about ‘Minecraft’, fluorescent crystals, and the value of minerals. The project rounded off with an event in the Hall of Minerals where the 6th grade students taught their program to 3rd grade students