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A small brown ball covered in leaves - you can just see the inside, which looks soft and fluffy.

A Springtime Walk: Exploring our Natural Environment

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Curator of Natural Sciences Rebecca Machin takes us on a walking tour to explore the delicate balance of springtime, in light of the "For All Seasons" exhibition at Leeds City Museum.

Workshops

Amazing animals

Amazing Animals

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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.
Light waves

Light waves: The colour of nature

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Explore some of the properties of light through experiments. Construct a spectroscope to examine white light.
Rocks and fossils

Rocks and Fossils

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Where do rocks come from? How are rocks classified? What are fossils and where are they found?
Science in the workplace

Science in the workplace: Behind the scenes

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Find out about real science in the workplace! See how science is integral to museums from storage to object preservation and cleaning.
Theory of evolution

Theory of evolution: Using bone measurements

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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.