Ritwika (Ricky) Sengupta
Describe yourself in three words: Excitable, organized, slight-worrier.
Information on the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's Learning Zone
The Learning Zone is an initiative by Oxford University Museum of Natural History, which has a huge wealth of online resources, quizzes, games, and information for children. Check it out at the link below! They have even made an adults' version, which can be found here!
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of KS4
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History provides lots of activities appropriate for Key Stage 4 students and teachers. From online image galleries and quizzes to regular educational sessions in the museum, there...
Learn more about minerals
Have you ever played 20 Questions? Ever asked "animal, vegetable, or mineral?" Then groaned when you found out that it was a "mineral" - that could be anything, at least in the game!
But what are minerals really?
Minerals are among the most beautiful objects in nature, and they are used to make objects you use every day of your...
Using your science to understand volcanic eruptionsVolcanoes are present across the Earth, from the barren wastes of Antarctica to densely populated regions in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and are both spectacular and deadly. But what makes a volcano erupt, and how deadly might that eruption be? By creating a mini-...
Oxford University Museum of Natural History - For Students and Teachers
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is dedicated to the development of online resources for a range of audiences, from Learning Zone for young children through to Learning More for older students and even researches.
Describe yourself in three words: Enthusiastic, forgetful, determined.
Learn more about the rocks on display at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
What is a rock?
It sounds like an easy question, but do you think you could give a truly scientific definition? Follow the link below to find out!
Learn more about the properties of minerals
Finding out about minerals is detective work. There are thousands of different minerals, all with different properties - like colour, shape and hardness. For any one mineral you have to think carefully about each of these different properties, and then put all this information together to identify it properly - it's easy, once you know how....
Learn more about mineral colour
What's your favourite colour? Here you can find out all about how and why minerals come in so many different colours. Some specific shades, such as quartz, are named after the minerals that reflect that exact wavelength of light in nature! You can even select a colour from a pie chart and we'll show you which minerals can be found in that shade...