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Teachers' Resource

Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

Encourage pupils to engage with specimens through role-play, donning hats and binoculars and taking up a self-guided Explorer challenge through the Museum.

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Curriculum links
  Science Ask questions about why things happen and how things work.
  Science Find out about, and identify, some features of living things, objects and events they observe.
  Science Look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
  Key Stage 1
  Science Sc1 2f to explore, using the senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste as appropriate, and make and record observations and measurements.
  Science Sc1 2g Communicate what happened in a variety of ways (all activities, including using ICT [for example, in speech and writing, by drawings, tables, block graphs and pictograms]
  Science Sc1 2h to make simple comparisons [for example, hand span, shoe size] and identify simple patterns or associations
  Science Sc2 2a recognise and compare the main external parts of the bodies of humans and other animals
Cartoon image of lab coats

Our fossil insect collection includes Rhyniognatha hirsti, the world's oldest fossil insect, dating back some 400 million years.