Grades 9–12

Download our resources and educator guides to bring more fun to science learning at the Museum, in the classroom or at home.



Learning Resources for Grades 9–12


  • 1. General Field Trip Guides

    Looking for a guide to help focus students’ learning while on a field trip? These three student-centered worksheets can be used in any exhibit and tailored to your classroom content. The guides prompt students to closely study specimens, investigate artifacts, or think critically about evidence in an entire exhibit. Print them, mix and match, and help your students focus on learning during their field trip.

  • 2. Exploring The Field Guides

    Focusing your field trip around a specific curricular theme? These teacher-tested worksheets are ready to print, and come with a handy guide to assist your chaperones. Designed using Common Core, the Next Generation Science Standards(NGSS), and The C3 Framework for Social Studies, these guides are aligned to grade-level standards but can also be adapted for use with  wide range of ages. Each guide also has helpful “Trip Tips” to support chaperones.  

  • 3. Field Trip Planning Guide

    Planning a field trip?  This quick guide walks you through all the steps to help you plan a great field trip. A checklist for success, a focused field trip strategy, and more information about the exhibits you will see at the Museum will help you prepare for your trip. Print it or download it to your desktop.     Field Trip Planning Guide.

  • 5. China Educator Toolkit

    Focus on object-based learning using this Educator Toolkit for Cyrus Tang Hall of China. Activities push students to analyze objects, build context through engagement with the content, and develop their own ideas about how to interpret Chinese history. Explore the exhibition online or during a visit to The Field Museum, using these flexible activities in the Museum and in the Classroom.

  • 6. Specimens Educator Toolkit

    The Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life Educator Toolkit encourages students to consider the purpose of collecting, discover what can be learned through The Field Museum's vast collection of 30 million specimens and artifacts, and explore how Field Museum scientists use the collections to better understand our world.  

  • 7. Biomechanics Toolkit

    The Biomechanics Education Toolkit is designed to help you and your students explore the topic of biomechanics, the study of nature through the lens of physics. The Educator Roadmap will guide you through the toolkit, connect the resources to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and highlight permanent exhibitions at The Field Museum that connect to the topic.  

  • Evolving Planet Educator Guide - Part 1

    Evolving Planet Educator Guide. Travel back through time to learn how evolution has created the mosaic of life on Earth.  You can learn more about this exhibition on the Evolving Planet microsite.

  • From Water to Land High School Guide

    Learn from a Field Museum scientist about her job as a taxonomist of liverworts and how citizen science is helping her and scientists around the world to make advancements in their field like never before.

  • Grainger Hall of Gems Educator Guide

    Explore the natural beauty of Earth’s gems and witness their magical transformation from rough specimens, to stunning stones, to spectacular jewelry.

  • Plants of the World Educator Guide

    Plants of the World Educator Guide. Explore The Field Museum's world-famous models of plants, from algae to orchids, to learn more about the biodiversity, evolution and cultural significance of plants.