Learning Resources

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Fact Sheets

The Fact Sheets provide background information on a selection of works used most frequently by school groups in the Museum.

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Our range of D.I.Y. resources provide teaching strategies for you to use with your pupils in the galleries. As we do not know your pupils, or the specific aims of your visit, these ideas may need adapting, but we hope they will act as a springboard.

  KS3 & 4
  Post 16

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Into Action

The Into Action activity sheets are designed for pupils to use in the galleries. They can be used with our DIY resources, or to follow up museum teacher led sessions. Please feel free to adapt and change them to suit your pupils' needs.

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Designed to guide the visitor through the extensive collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum, illuminating a selection of the treasures it contains. Explore the collections by theme or time. This link takes you outside the main Museum site.

Pharos includes the interactive Making Art, a separate website designed to guide the visitor through the extensive collections of The Fitzwilliam Museum. It offers an insight into how a selection of objects, including a bronze sculpture, a 15th century panel painting, a Japanese print and a medieval manuscript, were made.

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The Ancients Appliance of Science

The Ancients' Appliance of Science is a problem solving, interactive web resource for children at Key Stage 2. Based in the culture of ancient Egypt it takes children through a series of on-line activities which introduce some technological and scientific problems faced and solved by the ancient Egyptians.

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Discovery Bags: Schools’s DIY – Discover it Yourselves

The Discovery Bags support visits by young people across the University of Cambridge Museums with a particular aim of discovering things for themselves. With this in mind we have created Discovery Bags which can be borrowed by visiting groups to any of the University of Cambridge Museums.

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Reference Library

Full details of the services available are included on the Reference Library section of the web site.

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