Our Museum2Go loan boxes contain a selection of real and replica items and are fully supported with teacher’s notes and curriculum linked classroom activities.

New arrival: Museum2Go Ancient Egypt Loan Box

Announcing a fantastic new loan box to bring this fascinating civilisation to life in your classroom, filled with amazing authentic artefacts and realistic replicas. This includes real amulets, shabtis, jewellery, and a replica child’s toy mouse, canopic jar, mirror, tunic and sandals.

Colourful cards help pupils explore ancient Egyptian life, mummification, the afterlife, and Egyptology, accompanied by absorbing multi-disciplinary classroom activities and teachers notes to support the Curriculum for Excellence.

Up-to-date techniques, research and interviews with our Egyptology experts at the Museum provide a unique insight into our collections.

Downloads

A downloadable version of the teachers’ notes are coming soon – watch this space!

Eye of Horus

Above: Eye of Horus.

Museum2Go Africa loan box

Our Museum2Go Africa loan box was created with the help of pupils from Methilhill Primary and Community School in Methil, Fife. It contains a selection of real and replica items and is fully supported with teacher’s notes and curriculum linked classroom activities.

This box contains a collection of over 20 real objects from across Africa, representing everyday life. The resource is designed to be used to support a class topic on the subject of Africa or Global Citizenship and the classroom activities meet a range of outcomes and experiences across the Curriculum for Excellence.

The notes contain five different curriculum linked activities to use with your class:

  1. African Life Drama
  2. African Band
  3. Mystery Item Challenge
  4. Creative Writing Response
  5. Object Art

There is also a section, supported by videos, of how to create your own exhibition in class.

Downloads

You can download a copy of the teachers’ notes here [PDF 2.6MB]. A hard copy of the notes comes with the resource box when it is booked.

Notes on how to Create Your Own Exhibition [PDF 1MB] can be downloaded here. Videos to support Create Your Own Exhibition can be found here.

Pupils playing African music

Above: Pupils from Methilhill Primary and Community School play African music with Chief Chebe.

Museum2Go Rainforest loan box

Our Museum2Go Rainforest loan box was created with the help of pupils from Park Primary in Alloa. It contains a selection of real and replica items and is fully supported with teacher’s notes and curriculum linked classroom activities.

This box contains a collection of over 15 real objects that represent different aspects of life in the rainforest. The resource is designed to be used to support a class topic on the Rainforest, Biodiversity or animals in general. The classroom activities in the notes hit a range of outcomes and experiences across the Curriculum for Excellence.

The notes contain five different curriculum linked activities to use with your class:

  1. 20 Questions Quiz
  2. Indigenous People Collage
  3. Rainforest Layers Diagram
  4. Food Chains
  5. Animal Drama

There is also a section, supported by videos, of how to create your own exhibition in class.

Downloads

You can download a copy of the teachers’ notes here [3KB]. A hard copy of the notes comes with the resource box when it is booked.

Notes on how to Create Your Own Exhibition [PDF 1MB] can be downloaded here. Videos to support Create Your Own Exhibition can be found here.

Pupils from Park Primary with animal skulls

Above: Pupils from Park Primary with rainforest animal skulls.

Museum2Go Animal Carnival loan box

Our Museum2Go Animal Carnival loan box was created with the help of pupils from Knightsridge Primary in Livingston. It contains a selection of real and replica items and is fully supported with teacher’s notes and curriculum linked classroom activities.

Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) is a musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns, written in 1886 while he was on holiday in a small Austrian village. Worried about the impact on his reputation as a serious composer he did not release it while he was alive, but made provision for its release after his death and now it is one of his most famous pieces.

This collection of handling items has been inspired by this music and the Animal World gallery at the National Museum Scotland. You can listen to a performance of the pieces online for free here.

The notes contain six different curriculum linked activities to use with your class:

  1. Classification collage
  2. Adapting Animals challenge
  3. Animal poem 
  4. Chalk birds art
  5. Fishy art
  6. Rainforest layers diagram

There is also a section, supported by videos, of how to create your own exhibition in class.

Downloads

You can download a copy of the teachers’ notes here [11MB]. A hard copy of the notes comes with the resource box when it is booked.

Notes on how to Create Your Own Exhibition [PDF 1MB] can be downloaded here. Videos to support Create Your Own Exhibition can be found here.

Display by pupils at Knightsridge Primary

Above: Animal Carnival display by pupils at Knightsridge Primary.

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