Schools and teachers: Key Stage 2
Our Key Stage 2 education service will continue during the Museumís temporary closure as a targeted programme of outreach activities, focusing on non-visiting rural schools.
Online resources: in the learning zone
- Animal adaptations
Discover the life processes of animals in the 'Living animal'. Designed to complement SC2: Section 2. Humans and other animals.
- Grouping animals
'Animal I.D.' provides a fun introduction to animal classification with a series of sorting games. Designed to complement SC2: Section 4. Variation and classification.
- Minerals and their properties
'Mineral detectives' explores minerals and their properties with a 'top trumps' style card game. Designed to complement SC3: Section 1. Grouping and classifying materials.
- The rock cycle
Go around and around the rock cycle with 'Rocky' and test your pupils with fun games.
- Browse the learning zone
The learning zone provides a range of different articles for younger students on science topics linked to the national curriculum.
Online resources: image banks
- Birds and mammals
An image bank containing photographs of a number of Museum specimens, introducing children to some of the more common birds and mammals of Britain.
- Grouping animals
Challenges children to sort animals into groups, introducing them to the major differences between birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
- The human skeleton
Can you identify the bones of the human body? This is a series of photographs of the skeleton used in the handling sessions.
- Animal skeletons
Challenges children to identify these different animal skeletons; how do they differ, in what ways are they the same?
- Rock types
A photographic introduction to igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
The image banks are PDF format and are all 800kB or less in size.
To read these files you will need to download Adobe Reader
Enquiries regarding education services should be sent to: email@example.com