Resources to use in the classroom

We know it is not always possible to come into the museum. Below are some information sheets and ideas for hands on activites that can be down loaded and used in the classroom.

Rocks and minerals
Investigating rocks information sheet KS1-3
Investigating rock activities sheet KS1-3
Investigating minerals information sheet KS1-3
Investigating minerals activities sheet KS1-3
Rock cycle Graphic
Rock cycle Information sheet

Fossils
Investigating fossils information sheet KS1-3
Investigating fossils activities sheet KS1-3
Trace Fossils Handout about what fossils creatures leave behind for KS2
Dinosaur vs a blue whale Handout comparing the largest dinosaur found with a blue whale KS1-3
Bag of Bones Hands on activties to think like a palaeontologist KS1-2
Dinosaur Feet Make dinosaur feet to wear on your visist to the museum! KS1-2
Creatasaurus Draw your own dinosaur KS1-2
What's in a name? Find out how scientists name new fossils and try naming your own KS1

investigating fossils investigating minerals investigating rocks

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



Historic fossils from Agostino Scilla’s collection within the Sedgwick Museum’s Woodwardian cabinets are currently on display in the Royal Society’s summer exhibition in London. Called ‘Science made Visible: Drawings, Prints, Objects’, the exhibit explores the questions of how and when science become visual; how drawings, diagrams and charts came to be used alongside words and objects; who made them and what made them scientific?




All the Museum and Department were very sad to hear of the death of former staff member Rod Long. Rod, Uncle Rod as he was affectionately known, was to many people the face of the Museum. Dave Norman, our long time Director, has kindly written his recollections of a man who, put simply, we all loved him for his friendly, helpful and kind nature.
Liz Harper