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Get up close to animals from around the world. In this workshop pupils will learn about adaptations, habitats and evolution by investigating a variety of birds, insects and exotic animal skeletons before visiting our store, where we keep over 800,000 natural science specimens.
Use objects, documentary evidence and discussion to find out the local experience of war, from the Leeds PALS and Rifles to the stories of the people they left behind.
We have over one million inspirational objects covering dress and textiles, world cultures, archaeology, geology, social history and natural history.
Explore some of the properties of light through experiments. Construct a spectroscope to examine white light.
Where do rocks come from? How are rocks classified? What are fossils and where are they found?
Find out about real science in the workplace! See how science is integral to museums from storage to object preservation and cleaning.
How did Britain change from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age and then to the Iron Age? How do we know when there were no written records?
Provide your students with a measurable means of evaluating the theory of evolution by measuring skulls to illustrate man’s development and compare human development to that of our animal counterparts.
Forget Pharaohs and pyramids, see how the everyday citizens of ancient Egypt lived and worked.
Pupils will explore how the Romans lived day to day in Britain by handling artefacts from Dalton Parlours, a Roman villa near Wetherby, and investigate the legacy they left behind.