Coral Reef Spinner

Just beneath the waves in shallow tropical seas you'll find a world teeming with life. It's here that we find coral reefs - colourful habitats where countless creatures live.

Unfortunately like many habitats, coral reefs are struggling with the changing climates and environments we see today. These changes lead to 'coral bleaching'.

Look Think Do

Our big range of Look, Think, Do activities encourage children and families to look deeply and thoughtfully at objects and to respond imaginatively through thinking, talking and making together -from Ancient Egyptian neckpieces to coins stamped by protesting Suffragettes.

You can use the shorter Look and Think activities for just a few minutes or spend a bit longer making something fantastic. 

Colourful calculations

At the Whipple Museum we are very proud of our collection of maths equipment, including this cheerful “little professor” calculator. Colour him in and see what other mathematical equipment you can find around you! We'd love to see your finished results - share your photos with us on twitter @WhippleMuseum or by emailing whipplelearning@gmail.com. 

Paint like a petal

Flowers are nature’s artists.  Blues, purples, yellows and reds - they come in an amazing rainbow of colours and shades.  Download this activity to find out the science behind petal colour, make your own petal paint and create a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers.

Penguin Origami

It’s estimated that there are about 20 million penguins in Antarctica. When it’s really cold they huddle together to keep warm. The most extreme huddle ever recorded was 19 Emperor penguins within a square metre!

Have a go at making your own penguin. All you need is some paper, and a pen for drawing on the eyes.

Download instructions

Leaf Foil Art

Leaves do a very important job for plants - they capture energy from the sun and use it to make food.  They're also very beautiful and come in all sorts of wonderful shapes and sizes.  In this activity find out how to create a shimmering leaf artwork.

leaf foil art download

Remember we’d love to see your creations and you can share them with us on Facebook and Twitter @CUBGlearning #CUBGfamily

Fantastic Flowers

In this activity we’re making giant flowers complete with all the special parts they use to make seeds. Download the document to find out more about how flowers work and to make your own fantastic flower.  

Remember we’d love to see your creations and you can share them with us on Facebook and Twitter @CUBGlearning #CUBGfamily