6. Specimens Educator Toolkit

Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life provides students with the opportunity to take a journey into The Field Museum's vast collection of 30 million specimens and artifacts, and get a behind the scenes glimpse into how Field Museum scientists use the collection every day to make discoveries, solve mysteries, and explore the wonder of the natural world. The Specimens Educator Toolkit encourages students to consider the purpose of collecting, discover what can be learned through The Field Museum's vast collection, and explore how Field Museum scientists use the collections to better understand our world.

Download the lessons:

3rd Grade to 5th Grade: 300 Million Years Ago in Illinois

Middle School: Collection of Questions

High School: The Expanding Collection


This exhibition was organized by The Field Museum.

Major Sponsor: ITW