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Science Museum Great Object Hunt: Health

Find something that could save someone’s life; find something that keeps you healthy…


This activity helps students explore the galleries and work together to choose an object for each challenge. It is designed to encourage discussion about how science and technology have shaped our lives.

Recommended Galleries

We think our Making the Modern World and Who Am I? galleries at the Science Museum, London are a great place to do this activity.

Learning outcomes

  • Make links between museum objects, curriculum science and their everyday lives.
  • Recognise the relevance and applications of science in our everyday lives.
  • Use observation, curiosity and communication skills.

Downloadable resources

Science Museum Great Object Hunt – Health (PDF Document)

Related resources

A collection of glass eyes made by Muller of Liverpool

Challenge students to find objects in the Who am I? gallery and discuss questions around genetics and the human body.