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Classroom Activity: The Wonders of Winter

Use our specially designed activity sheet and resources in the classroom to discover more about wildlife at winter. 

Discover some of the natural “Wonders of Winter” at the Museum using the 3D Virtual Visit and PowerPoint presentation. Take your pupils on a self-guided virtual tour to find wildlife in the galleries and explore how they survive the cold winter months. Pupils complete a themed word search to help develop vocabulary, problem-solving and memory. Teacher’s notes, including resources pand suggested activities are provided and can be used to complement the learning outcomes.

Activity at a Glance

Level: 2nd class +
Format: Classroom activity - activity sheet and resources to be used within the classroom
Duration: 30 + mins
Availability: Online and self-guided 

Teachers Notes & Resources

Download Teacher Notes and Lesson Plan here

Download the Wonders of Winter Word Search here

Download PowerPoint Presentation here (File size approx. 6MB)

Link to the 3D Virtual Visit of the Museum galleries here


Curriculum links


Investigating and experimenting
- Collect information and data from a variety of sources

Living things 
- Plant and animal life


– Developing strategies; Reading for pleasure and information


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this classroom activity pupils shouls be able to:

  • Give a brief description of a natural history museum and the range of animals and fossils on display.

  • Increase knowledge of living things e.g. observe and identify the different animals that live in Ireland in winter, and learn about adaptations such as hibernation and camouflage

  • Complete a themed word search activity.


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