Cartoon drawing of various bird body parts

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Build a bird activity

Design a bird from a selection of wings, feet and beaks that make it well suited to a particular habitat.

In this activity, children design and draw a bird to live in a particular habitat, choosing suitable body parts from a template.

A classroom tries the activity

See what kind of birds this group of Scottish schoolchildren created with the activity.

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Learning resources

A selection of resources to support Museum visits and classroom teaching.

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

You don't need to have visited Dippy to use these cross-curricular activities and lesson plans that explore the natural world both now and in the time of the dinosaurs.

For Key Stages 1-2

Dippy's Naturenauts

Become a naturenaut by grabbing your phone or tablet and exploring nature with Dippy.