Inside Out

What we’ve been up to recently …

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A guest post from Amy, our Primary Learning Co-ordinator, about her recent work with primary pupils to bring the ‘working scientifically’ topic to life by exploring some of the different ways in which the Museum does this behind the scenes.

This year, thanks to the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering Widening Participation funding, we are running a scientific enquiry and communication project for local primary schools in partnership with our colleagues in SEERIH – the Science and Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub. Through hands-on and unique explorations of the Museum’s inner workings – across departments ranging from Archaeology to Herpetology (frogs!), and Entomology (bugs!) to Collections Care – children have been discovering for themselves how these real-life environments work in a scientific way.

‘Working scientifically’ has been a core element of the Primary Science curriculum since 2014 and refers to: “Develop[ing] understanding of the nature, processes…

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