Schools and teachers: Key Stage 5
The sessions offer students the opportunity to handle Museum specimens and take part in a range of object-based activities involving group-work and discussion.
In addition to the workshops listed below we are happy to tailor sessions for your students and curriculum needs. Please contact us on email@example.com
Biodiversity and Evolution
Students handle and compare Museum specimens to explore the connection between taxonomy, classification and phylogeny. This is related to principles of natural selection, evolution and speciation across the natural world. ‘Biodiversity and Evolution’ teacher sheet
A question of taste: using PCR to investigate human evolution
In this workshop students learn something new about themselves. The workshop gives students the chance to analyse and compare their version of a bitter taste receptor gene (their genotype) to their ability to taste PTC (their phenotype). Students learn about molecular biology techniques by using research-quality equipment. ‘A Question of Taste’ teacher sheet
Museum study days
The programme for each day includes talks from research scientists and hands-on activities related to the theme.
Gene Therapy and Stem Cells
Friday 7th March 2014 - Download details
Ecology and Conservation
Tuesday 1st July 2014 - Download details
Wednesday 24th September 2014
Thursday 4th December 2014
Online resources: learning more
- Browse learning more
Learning more provides a series of articles for older students on the history and science relating to the Museum and its collections of rocks, fossils and animals.
Learning more articles are PDF format and are usually 500kB or less in size.
To read these files you will need to download Adobe Reader