Making Nature learning resource
We've created a digital resource to help teachers prepare for self-guided visits to the first part of our year-long exploration into our relationship with nature, 'Making Nature: How we see animals'.
This exhibition brings together over 100 fascinating objects from literature, film, taxidermy and photography, as well as links to the syllabi. We've developed these activities for students aged 14-16 years.
The complete resource includes:
- Subject specific in-gallery activities that encourage students to engage with all sections of the exhibition from an interdisciplinary viewpoint
- Preparation and follow-up activities that can be completed in the classroom
- Curriculum links and clear instructions on how to use these resources
Each resource has been split into separate PDFs so that you can download the section you need. Alternatively, you can also download all of each gallery’s resources in one PDF, which also includes a gallery plan.
Please also look at our Visiting Guidelines to ensure you get the most out of your visit:
Read these essential guides to the resources, which include background to the exhibitions, gallery plans and instructions for use. There are pre-visit classroom activities, an activity to support students during a visit to 'Making Nature', and post-visit activities to do back at school.
The exhibition is divided into four areas: Ordering, Displaying, Observing and Making.
Full learning resource
Download the full 'Making Nature: How we see animals' learning resource or choose your preferred section(s) below.
Cross-curriculum exhibition trail
Our relationship with animals is suitable for all Key Stage 4 students from a general content point of view. It will also have specific interest for Key Stage 4 students in Art and Design, Biology, Science and Social.
Art and design exhibition activity
Critiquing and investigating is targeted at GCSE art and design students.
Science exhibition activity
Selective breeding and genetic engineering is targeted at GCSE science and GCSE biology students.
Key stage 4 syllabus links for Art and Design, Biology, Science and Social, moral, cultural and spiritual learning.