Collaborative and development projects are given high priority by School Service. If you have suggestions for projects, we are very interested in hearing about your ideas. Write email@example.com. Below you find a description of selected collaborative and development projects from the past few years between high schools and the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
Who is going to create sustainable solutions for our future energy supply and need for nature resources? Perhaps some of the high school students invited on a field trip by the museum. Through travel to some of Northern Europe’s most interesting geological destinations, the high school students, together with university students and museum staff, experience geoscience in action. The goal is to give high school students a taste of geoscience studies, and to inspire them to study geosciences at the university after high school graduation.
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2013: Science communication
As part of their basic science course, a high school class from Nærum High School followed a program at the museum on science communication. The students were introduced to various examples of science communication, and afterwards they communicated the exhibitions and museum objects.
2013: My nature - Tarm and Nuuk
‘My nature’ was a collaborative project between Qeqqani Ilinniarnertuunngorniarfik (Mid Greenland’s High School), West Jutland’s High School, and the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The participating high school students photographed nature as they saw it, experienced it, and used it. Afterwards, the students edited the pictures and wrote short texts describing the pictures. In 2013, some of the pictures were exhibited in large format at the Botanical Garden. The students’ pictures can be seen here: (Mid Greenland’s High School) and (West Jutland’s High School)
2013: DNA & life – pilot project
In spring 2013, the Natural History Museum of Denmark and eight high school classes from Gammel Hellerup High School, Ørestad High School, and Falkonergården High School conducted the pilot project ‘DNA & life’. In the project, the students experimented with a newly developed molecular biological method that makes it possible to monitor the presence of fresh water species based on a fresh water sample. Fresh water samples are filled with pieces of DNA (the so called environmental DNA or eDNA) from organisms that live in the water. DNA & life was supported by the Lundbeck Foundation. Want to know more about ‘DNA & life’? Read about the pilot project’s sequel here.
2012+2013: Science Camp
In connection with the annual event ‘Science Camp’ held by the Academy of Talented Youth, the Natural History Museum of Denmark welcomed the students to a day with talks and guided tours.
2012: Innovation project: Exhibition design
Students from Gl. Hellerup High School participated in an innovation project about exhibition designs. The Natural History Museum of Denmark opened the course with two lectures aimed at the high school students: "Exhibition philosophy at the Natural History Museum of Denmark”, by exhibition manager Hanne Strager, and "Exhibition design", by exhibition designer Birgitte Rubæk.
2012: Evolution in an interdisciplinary perspective
In this project, students from Gefion High School studied evolution as part of their basic science course. As an introduction to the course, three of the museum’s educators held lectures on evolution in a linguistic, geographical, and historical perspective.
2012: Scientific method in action
Students from the Academy of Talented Youth and Gl. Hellerup High School participated in a newly developed course on the scientific method. Based on our experience with the students, the course has now become part of our permanent course offers for high schools. Read more about the course here.
2011+2012: Math and bones
A development project conducted with math classes from Gl. Hellerup High School and Frederiksborg High School. The students investigated and measured thighbones from 15 different mammals – from elephants to squirrels – and by the help of the students’ mathematical skills we successfully found the mathematical connection between the proportions of the thighbones and the animals’ body mass.