The colourful and imaginative explorer sheets enable primary school children to go on their own journey of discovery in the Museum. They can answer questions, measure dinosaur teeth, invent stories or draw pictures. There are currently two types of explorer sheets available only in German:
- Explorer sheet "Prehistoric Continent" for primary school pupils from age 8
- Explorer sheet "Terra Incognita" for children from age 10
The sheets can be purchased at the Museumsshop for €1.00.
Children and families can also discover the museum on their own with the search game. Questions give hints about the objects they are looking for and guide them through the exhibition areas. There are currently two rallies for different age groups. Only in German!
Dinosaur worksheets for pupils
Worksheets for pupils aged 9–12
These worksheets were developed by Carola Giesen, a former teacher who volunteers at the Museum für Naturkunde and designed by Nicole Karbe. Only in German.
- Discover dinosaurs – profiles of seven selected dinosaurs
- Discover dinosaurs – profiles in general
- Discover Dinosaurs – answers
- Discover dinosaurs – research mission and information for school classes
- Discovering Dinosaurs – information for educators
Conservation technique worksheets
Worksheets for pupils aged 10–13
These worksheets were developed by Carola Giesen, a former teacher who volunteers at the Museum für Naturkunde and designed by Nicole Karbe and Alexandra Flindris. Only in German.
- Discover taxidermy techniques – with Knut, Bobby, hippo and rhinoceros
System Earth worksheets
Worksheets for pupils from age 14
These worksheets were developed by Carola Giesen, a former teacher who volunteers at the Museum für Naturkunde. Only in German.
- Discover System Earth – notes for teachers
- Discover System Earth – group 1–6 – task sheets
- Discover System Earth – group 1–6 – answers
twiddle - the museum riddle
Game for pupils from age 14
Explore the world in eight museums! With twiddle, the new game of the eight research museums within the Leibniz Association, you can embark on a tour of discovery with our collection objects. Collect, create new objects and look at the world from different perspectives.
Learning material MIGRATION, MUSEUM & ICH – for school and museum
Creative card set for grades 7–9
MIGRATION, MUSEUM & ICH is a free, modular learning material and was developed by the eight Leibniz Research Museums together with the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. Students approach the topic of migration through selected objects from eight museums. The material can be used exclusively at school, but can also be combined with a visit to the Museum für Naturkunde.
Further information on the learning material MIGRATION, MUSEUM & ICH (in German)
Interactive learning materials on man-made environmental change – for use in schools
For grades 9–13
In two lessons, students learn about the concept of the Anthropocene. The materials were developed by the project "Changing Natures. Collecting the Anthropocene Together" at the museum. The students learn about the digital collection and contribute collection objects themselves. By bringing in their own perspectives and focusing on their personal experience, they reflect together on the relationship between humans and nature in the context of man-made environmental changes.
Included are: lesson plan, guidelines, worksheets, presentation, information about the project
Download the materials from our data portal (In German!)
A close monitoring of nature is key to learn scientific thinking. However, the term nature does not only imply wilderness but also the wildlife in a city like Berlin. By using the app "Naturblick" pupils will learn to specify animals and plants and get to know nature in Berlin. The uploaded working materials include a checklist for the use of apps during class and an overview of the functions of the app. Only in German.