Teaching resources

Students examining a specimen

These high-quality activities and web pages will support your teaching before and after your visit to the Museum. All content is developed by professional educators and checked by Museum scientists for accuracy.

Dinosaurs and Birds (Key Stage 1)
Enrich Science, Maths, English, DT, Music, Drama and PE lessons with this collection of pick-and-mix, cross-curricular activities about dinosaurs and their closest living relatives.

Adventures with Dippy (Key Stage 2)
Go on a natural history adventure with Dippy, the Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, by taking part in eight challenges set by scientists.

The above resources complement Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure, but you don't need to visit Dippy to use them.

Free Explore and Discover guides (Key Stages 1-3)
Record the exhibits you find in the Museum’s galleries and improve your powers of observation with these free worksheets.

Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) learning resources (Key Stages 1-4, Post-16)
Take teaching outdoors, learn new skills and contribute to real scientific research with OPAL.

Dino Directory (Key Stage 1-4, Post-16)
Get the low-down on your favourite dinosaurs.

Dippy on Tour

Discover more ways to join Dippy on his natural history adventure around the UK.

Video: Inspirational teachers

Three Museum scientists share memories of very important people in their lives - the teachers who first sparked their passion for science.

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