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Museum kits

Observing the plant tissues during the educational program “Fossil and Modern ecosystems in the Plaka Sigriou Petrified Forest Park” 

Detail – Using the Museum-kit “Georama”


An integral part of the Museum’s educational activities, the Museum kits are a highly effective educational aid. They consist of a wooden box containing all the materials needed for the familiarization of students with a particular subject or museum object. These materials include copies of museum objects, tools, photographs, transparencies, forms, exercise books, and projects.

One of the more important advantages of the Museum kits is that they allow students to encounter museum objects through not only sight and sound, as is usual in a museum, but also other senses such as touch. Also, the kits can be borrowed for use in classrooms by students and teachers to prepare for a visit to the Petrified Forest or to supplement the content of an educational unit at school. These Museum kits are unique teaching tools because they allow teachers and students to become participants in a unique experience at the Petrified Forest.

GEORAMA MUSEUM KIT: 
I discover the Plants of the Petrified Forest

The objective of the Museum kits is the acquaintance of students with the Petrified Forest of Lesvos, the processes involved in the excavation of fossils, the plants of the Petrified Forest that lived in the wider region of western Lesvos 20 million years ago and also equivalent modern plants.
Interaction with the kit’s contents provides opportunities for the growth of observational and judgment skills, the development of the imagination and creativity as well as the growth of respect for the Petrified Forest of Lesvos.
This Museum kit is addressed to students of elementary school and it is suitable not only for use during educational programs at the Petrified Forest and the Museum, but also for use in school classrooms.

The time spent on the Museum kits can vary depending on the school course, its objectives, and the age of students.

The Museum-kit “Georama: discovering the plants of the Petrified Forest”

The Museum kit contains:

1. printed informative material

  • informative handbook
  • fossilized plants identification card
  • modern and fossilized plants card set
  • fossilized trees of the Petrified Forest card set
  • informative booklet on the Petrified Forest
  • Petrified Forest poster
  • student work book

2. excavation box

  • copies of fossilized plants of the Petrified Forest
  • volcanic ash
  • excavation paintbrush
  • excavation card

3. educational CD with pictures from the Petrified Forest

THEOFRASTUS MUSEUM KIT:
The Volcano Kit

The objective of this Museum kit is the acquaintance of students with the volcanic rocks and the volcanic activity which is connected with the creation of the Petrified Forest.
Interaction with the kit’s contents provides opportunities for the growth of observational and judgment skills, as well as the development of the imagination and creativity.
The museum kit is addressed to students in secondary school and it is suitable not only for use during educational programs at the Petrified Forest and the Museum, but also for use in school classrooms.

The Museum-kit “Theophrastos: the case of the volcano”

The museum kit contains:

4. printed informative material

  • informative handbook
  • student workbook
  • "Volcanoes and Earthquakes" book
  • "Mining and Rocks" book
  • Petrified Forest poster
  • geological time poster
  • Petrified Forest cards
  • informative booklets

5. volcanic rock collection box

  • 9 preselected samples of volcanic rocks
  • magnifying lens
  • porcelain tile for the determination of streak colour of minerals
  • knife and glass tile for the determination of hardness
  • mineral and rock identification card

6.  mini volcanic explosion set

  • directions
  • bottle
  • bag of soda
  • bag of colour
  • bag of sand
  • bottle of vinegar
7. CD with pictures of volcanoes and volcanic explosions
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