Primary & Secondary School
Geopark activities for Primary and Secondary Schools
We have several activities and teaching tools for pupils in primary schools. Contact us if you have any questions or want to check availability
Guided tour with educator from Magma
Our guided tours for schools are most suitable for pupils from the age of 10 and older. We can adjust the content according to the national curriculum if teachers request a tour for younger pupils.
The guided tours for schools are targeting the national curriculum in natural and social science. They focus on geological and cultural heritage, and these tours give the pupils opportunities to explore while they learn and at the same time stimulate all their senses. The Geopark also offers pre and post field work on request
GeoVR with tasks
GeoVr is a brand new reality concept which allows us to explore the Earth’s geological history through photos, illustrations, sounds, technology and interactivity. The pupils will be able to travel to countries and continents far away, and to explore different landscapes and cultures with all senses activated.
Magma Geopark has developed tasks for the pupils that are connected to the travels in GeoVR. These can also be adjusted if schools wants a specific subject or natural curriculum goal highlighted.
TeachOut – the ESTEAM app
TeachOut is an application developed for teachers basically to use as a tool to get the pupils into the outdoor classroom. When teachers have been trained and been given a licence they can use TeachOut in all subjects and in all curricula. In Magma we can provide outdoor classroom teaching using the TeachOut app with pupils, focusing on natural science and social science curriculum.
TeachOut take advantage of new technologies and provide opportunities to use GPS and other interactive features to provide motivating and evolving tasks for pupils. Connecting Geoparks localities to the curricula goals the app increase the interest of the kids in natural science and support teachers in the teaching-learning process.
Treasure Hunt Games – The Magma Geopark APP
Play treasure hunt games in the Magma Geopark using your device with GPS and maps. Discover treasure locations, solve challenges and earn score. Play solo or compete in a multiplayer game with your colleges.
Download the game before you get outside. The game will show treasure locations. Go there, solve challenges and then move on to the next treasure.
Tasks connected to the timeline in our office
In our office at Johan Feyers Gate 2, in Egersund, we have a timeline illustrating the time lapse from the origins of our planet 4,6 billion years ago and up until now. We have developed a set of tasks and questions for pupils to immerse themselves into the exciting history of the Earth.
The teaching material is developed with support from Nordisk Kulturfond.
Tasks connected to the drifting of plates tectonic
Together with partners from Iceland, Canada, Northen Ireland, UK, Russia we have developed common narrative and educational material for explaning the plates tectonic movements trought some of our Geoparks locations.
GEOfood is the initiative lead by Magma Geopark for local food enteprises in UNESCO Global Geopark whihc decided to follow values of sustainability and support the achievement of UNSDGs.
GEOfood aims at increasing the knowledge of local people about the geological heritage and the importance of eating locally, education has a central role in order to achieve this goal.
We have developed videos and informative brochure regarding the importance of eating locally, preserving intangible heritage food traditions and educate new generations.