Learning resources

On this page you'll find lesson plans and activities for classroom learning, as well as resources to support self-led trails around the Museum.

Activities and lesson plans

Free Explore and Discover guides

Record the exhibits you find in the Museum’s galleries and improve your powers of observation with these free worksheets.

For Key Stages 1-3

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

Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) learning resources

Take teaching outdoors, learn new skills and contribute to real scientific research with OPAL.

For Key Stages 1-4 and Post-16

Supporting content

Living things and their habitats

Films, articles and downloadable resources that can support the teaching of Living Things and Their Habitats.

For Key Stage 2

The Dino Directory

Discover facts, figures and images for more than 300 dinosaurs.

For Key Stages 1-4 and Post-16

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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