With pupils on a journey of discovery
You want to visit the terra mineralia in Freudenstein Castle or the Mineralogical Collection Germany in the Krügerhaus with a school class? No problem! Our school programmes and children's tours are age-appropriate and geared to the Saxon curriculum. They tie in with various subjects such as geography, chemistry, mathematics or science.
What is special about them? They are conducted by students from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. They impart their knowledge to the pupils using the methods of playful, explorative and research-based learning. At the same time, they themselves are also learners in the field of science communication: after all, how do you communicate university knowledge to young visitors?
In the hands-on laboratory "Research Expedition", the pupils actively work on interesting experiments. In addition to various microscopes, there are many minerals and rocks here to touch and examine.
Notes for the teacher:
Each school class is supervised by two accompanying persons. The duty of supervision of these accompanying persons applies during the entire visit and may not be transferred to the staff of terra mineralia.
Our students are not trained educators. They are facilitators who are still undergoing scientific training themselves. They therefore welcome your help and support.
We recommend taking part in a guided tour or school programme. We do not recommend an unaccompanied visit, as there are only a few texts and additional information in the exhibition.