Loan box for Primary School

In addition to facilitated workshops we offer a loan box on Animals and Biodiversity to schools and other organised groups, with fascinating objects to handle. The box was developed with resources and lesson plans to support the National Curriculum and it can be used to support Gifted and Talented programmes and to provide curriculum enrichment for all pupils.

The objects are very versatile and can be used to support a great number of activities for any age or learning stage.  There is a teachers' pack of inforamtion about the objects and lesson plans and learning staff are available to suggest ways the box can be used.

loan box

The objects are specially packed in foam in a metal box to keep them safe while they’re transported. You can borrow the loan box free of charge for up to three weeks. Teachers need to collect and return the boxes from UCL, but they can be taken on public transport.

To book or make enquiries, please contact the Head of Learning and Access. We can also offer you advice on using handling collections with pupils and can suggest ways of making the best use of a loan box to support your teaching.

Animals & Biodiversity Loan Box

Teachers’ pack support Science Key Stages 1 and 2.

From fossils to butterflies, including coral, feathers and skeletons from the Grant Museum of Zoology, the box provides a great introduction to the animal world. The pack has a huge range of lesson plans covering Moving and Growing; Habitats and Adaptations; Food Chains; Teeth and Eating and Ourselves.