The new wing of London's Natural History Museum, the Darwin Centre Phase Two has been unveiled. It is designed around an iconic eight-storey 'Cocoon' encased within a glass atrium. The temperature-controlled Cocoon will house 20 million of the museum's 34 million plant and insect specimens. Children will help the cocoon's new curator to sort the exhibits into plants and animals giving simple reasons for their classification.
- some of the similarities and differences between living things.
Children will learn:
- how to suggest criteria for sorting into 2 groups.
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.