Every object was made to do something and all are examples of how science and technology have fundamentally changed our everyday lives. When you take the time to look at and think about them, they reveal stories of passion, imagination and creativity of the people who have shaped the world we live in.

By using Museum objects in the classroom, you can highlight to your students the relevance of science to our everyday lives and demonstrate the practical applications of science principles taught in school.

Use them in your classroom:

  • To hook students’ interest at the start of a lesson, introducing or summarising curriculum topics, and highlighting the practical applications of science principles.
  • As mystery objects to get your students to practise their science skills such as observation, using prior knowledge and asking questions. 
    Find out more about mystery objects >>  
  • As part of a discussion to explore the stories of passion and creativity of the people who have shaped the world we live in.
    Take a look at the Science Museum's discussion model >>
  • As a Museum pre-visit activity to familiarise students with some of the objects and themes they will find in the Science Museum, or as a post-visit activity to reflect on their Museum experience.
  • To create a display of applications of science in your classroom, connecting past, present and future examples of technology.

Enhanced digitisation funded by Samsung, founding partner of the Science Museum Group Digital Lab.