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Our Online Learning Resources pages are full of activities and collection links designed to compliment science teaching in the classroom. Created in consultation with school teachers and University researchers, we hope to provide real-life case studies and adaptable materials to help bring your topics to life.

Find our downloadable collections linked resources below, or explore our loans materials and project-based resources using the menu on the left.

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Curriculum links in the Museum collection

Explore the Cambridge Museum of Zoology’s collection from your classroom through our online resource packs. These packs were made with teachers in mind. They contain high resolution images of the collections, specimen profiles accompanied by activity ideas, to make finding curriculum-specific examples for your teaching easy.

Each pack has a theme. Topics such as Evolution have a broader reach across the curriculum stages, whereas others, such as Genes and Genetics, will be more useful for higher key stages.

Search our database using the accession numbers provided in the packs.  

Find us and our resources on tes.com here:

https://www.tes.com/member/UniversityMuseumofZoology

Our online resources are always developing and growing. To help us shape and improve these resources, please complete the evaluation form via the link below and let us know about your experience in using them.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/W6B3LY

Evolution: Hungry birds game

Play the game as a bird, 'eating' as many non-toxic butterflies as possible to stay alive. Witness evolution in action as different wing patterns emerge or die-out.

Screenshot from 'hungry birds' game

Created by the Jiggins Lab at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge: http://www.heliconius.org/