Teaching resources

Students examining a specimen

These high-quality activities, games 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.

Evolution and adaptation

Wallace Collection learning activities (Post-16)
Explore history, science in society and related subjects with these activities based around the Museum’s online Wallace Collection.

Evolution (Key Stage 4, Post-16)
Examine the evidence for evolution and find out how evolutionary theory developed.

Evolution experience game (Key Stage 2-4, Post-16)
How long can you survive as a predator in the face of evolving prey? Experience natural selection first-hand in this online game.

A tray of beetle specimens


Corals: Secret Cities of the Sea - learning guide (Keys Stages 2-3)
Engage your students before, during and after their exhibition visit using the ideas and resources in this printable learning guide.

Urban tree survey teaching resources (Key Stage 2)
Survey trees in gardens, streets and parks near you using our identification guides and recording sheets.

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.

The Microverse (Key Stage 4 and Post-16)
Collaborate with the Museum on cutting-edge genetic research in this citizen science project.

Children catching pond animals with nets

Working scientifically

Mission: Explore game (Key Stage 2)
Collect and identify specimens and preserve them for the Museum collections in this online game.

A day in the life of a scientist (Key Stages 3-4, Post-16)
Take on the role of a Museum scientist in these activities that support a visit to the Museum’s Cocoon building.

I want to be an ‘ologist (Key Stages 1-2)
Find out what it takes to make it as a scientist.

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.

A scientist examines specimens under a microscope

Fossils and earth science

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

Build a volcano game (Key Stages 1-2)
Choose the type of lava you want and watch your volcano blow.


Children examine a dinosaur skull

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