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School Resources

From anatomical drawings to botanical illustrations, maps to mechanical engineering plans, pictographs to artistic sketches and so much more, Leonardo’s drawings give us a glimpse into his endlessly enquiring mind. His fascination with the world around him is what continues to inspire us 500 years after his death.

This resource pack, developed through consultation with teachers, contains a range of activities, useful information and suggestions to enable you to use Leonardo’s ideas and works across diverse subjects. All associated activity sheets, downloadable resources and films are available via this ‘School Resource’ section.

Signposting to further resources includes the multi-award winning Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy App. This includes an in-built mirror and translates his notes into English. This is rated suitable for ages 12 and above and is available on iTunes only.

On the recto of the sheet, drawings of ground plans and elevations of a bronze-casting apparatus, including designs of pulleys and cog-wheel mechanisms, with accompanying notes. On the verso, notes and diagrams of ground-plans of casting apparatus, and li
Primary school activities

Primary school activities focus on STEAM subjects and the interplay between them: science, technology, engineering, art and maths.

An anatomical study of a standing man, legs apart and arms down, showing the major organs and vessels. 
The drawing summarises Leonardo’s early understanding of the layout of the major organs and vessels, before he had carried out any significant hu
Secondary school activities

Secondary school activities use Leonardo’s art and creative ideas to explore scientific topics.

headshot of Martin Clayton, exhibition curator
Films and resource bank

Short films with curator Martin Clayton and all school resources

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