National Curriculum Subject Areas: History, Science
Length of session: 60 minutes
Maximum group size: 32
• Use historic and scientific enquiry skills to find out about an object
• Understand what information artefacts can reveal through use of senses
• Develop investigative skills as ask questions about an object in order to determine function
In this fun introduction to the Museum pupils handle mystery objects from around the world.
Activity 1 Welcome to the Museum Introductory talk to the Museum.
Activity 2 Mystery object game Pupils handle mystery objects from round the world and try and work out what they are.
Session 3 Diversity of materials Pupils look at the range of materials used to make a particular type of object round the world.
“Great questioning. Loved the visit. The children were full of wonder and excitement the whole time.” (KS2 teacher)