It's a modern expositive space and
didactic thought specifically to satisfy the curiosity of the children, very
useful however also for the adults. The rooms of the Geolab are
structured in such way to furnish the opportunity to interact with the present
material. The history of the Earth is illustrated under the geologic
profile detaining particularly on the history of the region Umbria. As
trough an upset spyglass, the look departs embracing the fates of the whole
continent, for then progressively focus the attention on the basin of the Mediterranean, Italy and finally Umbria. The path is articulated along an itinerary
that foresees the passage through four exposure rooms. The first one is devoted
to the movements of the continental plates, while in the second, through a
planisphere and an interactive plastic, is reproduced the formation of the
mountainous chains, is explained the origin of the earthquakes and is shown the
placement of the main active volcanoes. In the third room is shown the
Mediterranean area and its geologic history, to pass then to illustrate the
history of Umbria and the formation of the Appennino showing rocks and
fossils recovered in the territory. In the last room the space is entirely
devoted to Umbria, to the geologic phenomenons occurred during the time,
resulting in the earthquakes, and the formation of the sources of mineral
waters present in San Gemini.
Annexed to the museum there's a
laboratory, where is possible to observe the tools and the methods through
which the researchers examine the phenomenons of the planet Earth.
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