Mystery objects are a great way to get students talking and thinking. They encourage observation and questioning skills, and can provide a hands-on introduction to a topic or discussion. They can also equip students with useful skills to prepare them for a museum visit.
The resources below explain how to run a mystery objects activity and give you some facilitation top tips.
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