Learning Resources

Bring science learning to life through lesson plans, activities, games, and more.

Something for every student

Bring the Field Museum’s learning resources to your school or home to support learners engaging with science, nature, and world cultures. The lesson plans and activities draw from our collections, exhibitions, and research. Discover how ecosystems change over time. Watch as an archaeologist explores history through objects. Learn how to investigate specimens like a scientist.

Every resource is designed to spark the curiosity of learners of all ages and needs. For teachers and educators, we offer lesson plans aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the C3 Framework. We also designed family-friendly lessons for parents teaching kids at home. Stand-alone activities are a fun way for families to think like scientists. Many resources are also available in Spanish. Our learning resources for grades pre-K to 12 support teaching and learning in classrooms and at home.

Mission to the Mesozoic

Team up with a scientist to explore Earth millions of years ago. Complete each quest in this online game by identifying different animals and plants and snapping their photos.

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A composite image featuring stills from the animated game, Mission to the Mesozoic. The image contains three panes, each featuring various dinosaurs, mammals, and plants from the Cretaceous. A scientist appears in the third frame, smiling at the user with her hands on her hips.

Museums for Digital Learning

Museums for Digital Learning (MDL) brings museum collections directly to your classroom. This free resource brings the best of museum learning from around the country to your students with inquiry-based, interactive activities for grades K-12. Introduce learners to a variety of science and social studies content from the Field Museum and cooperating institutions.

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