Aspiring to Precision for compulsory school and upper secondary school (gymnasium)

The exhibition ”Aspiring to Precision” showcases not only the wonderful scientific instruments of the 19th century but also the stories of the people who used them. Their curiosity, patience, thoroughness and will to understand the world contributed to the great scientific discoveries of the era.

As a complement to the exhibition, Gustavianum offers a school programme that aims to inspire today’s children and young people to discover and understand the world for themselves. If you want to know more, or to book a visit, contact:

Hamberg’s last expedition (preschool class – year 2)

Professor Axel Hamberg made many exciting expeditions to measure and map places around the world. In this museum lesson, the students themselves become members of an expedition to discover and map a fictitious undiscovered land area, a so-called "white spot on the map".

Duration: about 1 hour
Maximum group size: 30 students

Measuring freely is great, but measuring correctly is greater
(years 3 – 6)

During this lesson important scientific discoveries and experiments are demonstrated - such as the fact that white light actually contains all the colours of the rainbow and that magnetism and electricity are related phenomena. Students also conduct collaborative exercises linked to the measurement of weight, length and time, while learning more about the amazing history of measurement.

Duration: about 1 hour
Maximum group size: 30 students

Guided tours of the exhibition ”Aspiring to Precision”
(years 7-9 and gymnasium)

Students studying technology and natural sciences at Uppsala University give guided tours of the exhibition "Aspiring to Precision". An opportunity for pupils to meet young students who, using the exhibition, describe the exciting technical and scientific developments of the 19th century.

Duration: about 45 minutes
Maximum group size: 30 students