Resources

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E-book - Dinosaur Detectives

National Museum Cardiff

Unearth a dinosaur fossil, find out if T. rex had big feet and discover what dinosaurs liked to eat through a variety of puzzles and games. There is also the chance to meet Wales newest dinosaur Dracoraptor hanigani.

Download the iBook or PDF file onto your portable device and start finding out more. You can use it at home, or bring it to the museum and use it as you explore the galleries.

Dinosaur Detectives iBook (Apple version)

 

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
Free Self-led

Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Welsh Baccalaureate

National Museum Cardiff

Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Here are activities and resources created by Ross Thomas and Amgueddfa Cymru to support you in delivering the coursework requirements for the new Welsh Baccalaureate 2015.

The resources consist of a challenge document for your assessed piece of work, along with a trial challenge which can help students prepare and develop skills for their project.

To help you experience business and the world of work you should work together with others in a team of 3-6 members and use skills and knowledge you have developed from researching Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to design and develop an innovative product based on the collections at the museums. The product must be cost-effective, innovative and suitable for sale in the Amgueddfa Cymru shops.

Additional workshops to support your study are available. Please contact us for more details. Some workshops may be subject to charging.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Curriculum

Welsh Baccalaureate Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Product

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Maths in Museums

Maths in Museums

A new digital resource to support the numeracy framework in primary schools.

22 bilingual activities for year 6 pupils to support geometry, number, data and measuring skills.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with See Science. The toolkit is sponsored by the National Science Academy grant scheme.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Art - Margam Pictures

National Museum Cardiff

These notes will give you information about two historic paintings of Margam House as well as lots of backgound notes and ideas for work at school.

 

natural history learning resource

National Museum Cardiff

This teacher-led resource for primary schools has been written to help teachers and other group leaders plan a successful visit. These galleries are diverse, covering many different topics within the science curriculum, including habitats, animals, plants, dinosaurs, minerals and biodiversity.

 

The content is also relevant to the National Numeracy and Literacy Framework.

 

This pack provides you with further information about the displays to help answer any questions your group may have. It also contains activities to help explore the displays.

Urban Meadow Learning Resource

National Museum Cardiff

This pack is designed to support teachers and educators in preparing for a self-led museum visit, but can also be used to support learning inside and outside of the classroom. There are lots of ideas and activities to explore before your visit, at the Museum, and back at school. There is also a resources section at the back of the pack with worksheets and activities.

The content is relevant to the National Numeracy and Literacy Framework.

Free Self-led

Activity book - evolution of wales and the natural history galleries

National Museum Cardiff

Activity book for families and other groups to explore the galleries together.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Activity Booklet Clore Discovery Centre and the Museum

National Museum Cardiff

Activity booklets for families and other groups to explore the galleries together

Self led visits to the Clore Discovery Centre must be booked in advance

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Activity booklets Clore Discovery Centre

National Museum Cardiff

Activity book for families and other groups to explore the Clore Discovery Centre together.

Self led visits to the Clore Discovery Centre must be booked in advance

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Art Gallery visit - historic art collections

National Museum Cardiff

These notes have been developed to give you information about individual works within the historic art galleries as well as suggestions of how to talk to your pupils about the works

 

Please note that some of the works of art in this pack now appear in different galleries or have been removed from display. Please check if you would like to look at specific works of art when you visit.

 

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visit focused on Numeracy

National Museum Cardiff

All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance

The Clore Discovery Centre offers pupils the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of maths, through practical activities, exploration and discovery.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visits Focused on Literacy

National Museum Cardiff

The objects in the Clore Discovery Centre provide stimulating starting points for developing reading,writing and oracy.

All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Dinosaurs in Wales Activity Booklet

National Museum Cardiff

Activity book for families and other groups to explore the galleries together.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Exploring Materials

National Museum Cardiff

Worksheet to help you explore the museum’s collections – how many materials will you find.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Documents

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General ideas for museum visits

National Museum Cardiff

 Use these notes to explore educational themes across the galleries.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
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Alfred Russel Wallace video

National Museum Cardiff

The video shows excerpts from a special performance by Theatr na n'Óg of ‘You should ask Wallace’, part of the Autumn 2009 learning programme at National Museum Cardiff.

Alfred Russel Wallace video
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
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Bat Facts & Quiz

National Museum Cardiff
St Fagans National Museum of History

Ideal for schools or groups doing project work or preparing to go on a bat walk. Contains bat facts and a British bat call quiz.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Curriculum

Science

Documents

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Investigate!

National Museum Cardiff

Your mission is to observe and document the things you see around you. Draw pictures, weigh things, measure and take notes. Remember everything is interesting if you look closely!

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Documents

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John Piper - mountains of north Wales

National Museum Cardiff
National Slate Museum

This learning resource is designed to support teachers and other educators who wish to engage their learners with the work of artist John Piper 1903-1992, especially his drawings and paintings of the mountains of north Wales.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
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Museum Detective

National Museum Cardiff

Follow the clues on this detective trail to discover some fabulous museum objects. A magnifying glass will help you to see things really clearly.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Documents

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My Favourite Dinosaur

National Museum Cardiff

Pick your favourite dinosaur in the Evolution of Wales Galleries. Draw it very carefully in the box.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
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The First World War Education Project

National Museum Cardiff

The National Library of Wales and National Museum Wales are leading a project to produce education resources for schools to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As part of this project we are using items from the collections of both institutions to create digital teaching resources for Hwb.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
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William Smith Exhibition - A Level Geology Challenge

National Museum Cardiff

This resource for A Level was written to support the William Smith Maps exhibition at National Museum Cardiff. The exhibition has now moved to Oriel Y Parc. The resource can also be used in the classroom, by accessing the maps online at

www.strata-smith.com/

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Curriculum

 RELEVANT TO GEOLOGY GCE A LEVEL SYLLABUS