The Inside the Apothecary Jar box brings students to the source of medicines from the 1600s to the 1800s. The objects in the box include pressed and prepared plant samples made by the Royal Botanic Gardens. It also includes plant and animal specimens from our own stores. The box features Cantharides specimen, which is a Spanish fly used in many Scottish medicines. The activities engage students in a global conversation about where, and how, many of the materials in the box are sourced.

Contents of Inside the Apothecary Jar (pdf)

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Museum in a Box - Loan Contract (pdf)

All four teacher guides (pdf)

Inside the Apothecary Jar - Teacher Guide (pdf)

Inside the Apothecary Jar - Worksheet (pdf)

Inside the Apothecary Jar - Answers (pdf)

Physic Garden - Teacher Guide (pdf)

Physic Garden - Action Cards (pdf)

Physic Garden - Plant Cards (pdf)

Physic Garden - Worksheet (pdf)

Symptom - Teacher Guide (pdf)

Symptom - Worksheet (pdf)

Symptom - Advert Worksheet (pdf)

Where in the World - Teacher Guide (pdf)

Where in the World - Answers (pdf)

Where in the World - Worksheet (pdf)