Project: Create a mobile museum
Teach your pupils how to create a school museum with our free project guide and lesson plans.
Teach your KS1 and KS2 pupils the knowledge and skills needed to curate a school museum and encourage them to think about everyday objects from a fresh perspective.
Inspired by a collaborative research project between Kew and Royal Holloway, University of London, these lessons will help develop enquiry skills and encourage story-telling.
About the project
Find out about Kew's economic botany collection and why school museums are important for learning.
Lesson plan overview
An overview of our lesson plans, learning outcomes and curriculum links.
Lesson plan 1: Object handling
Pupils will develop their enquiry skills through observation and handling of plant-based objects.
Lesson plan 2: Why plants matter
Pupils will explore why plants are so important in our daily lives, including food, shelter, medicine and wellbeing.
Lesson plan 3: Creating a plant museum
Pupils will work together to create their plant-based museum.