primary-schools/Learning-from-Objects

National Curriculum Subject Areas: History, Science
 

Length of session: 60 minutes
 

Maximum group size: 32
 

Learning Outcomes
•    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
 

Session Outline
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)