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The Colour of Nature

The Colour of Nature


Earth Sciences Teaching Room

16 July 2015 10:30 - 11:45, 12:30 - 13:45
17 July 2015 10:30 - 11:45, 12:30 - 13:45
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Free schools event

Suitable for: Key Stage 3

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (266.2KB)

Pre-visit vocabulary sheet PDF (111.9KB)

Find out why there so many colours in the natural world in this practical workshop. Linking Key Stage 3 biology and physics, this session encourages students to consider what colour is, think about the different ways it's produced, and explore it as an adaptations in the natural world.

Pupils will investigate the properties of colours from a range of different organisms and learn what these features tell us about how colour is produced.

They will then use scientific equipment to determine if our specimens are coloured by pigments or microscopic structures.

Students will be challenged to think about how a specimen's colour properties could have technological or industrial applications and a Museum scientist will reveal the surprising results of their own research in this area.

Booking: Reserve your place by calling the schools booking team on +44(0)20 7942 5555

Capacity: 30 pupils

Duration: 75 minutes

Real World Science

This workshop is produced by the Real World Science Programme, a collaboration between the Natural History Museum and seven regional partners - Oxford Museum of Natural History, Manchester Museum, Great North Museum: Hancock, Stoke-on-Trent Museums, Nottingham City Museum and Galleries, Peterborough Museum and Leeds Museums and Galleries.

Booking Required
Please call our booking line on +44(0)20 7942 5555

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