On this page you will find links to AIM-UP! educational modules and tutorials to help use museum databases and tools. The modules are intended to introduce students to the vast resources (specimens) available in natural history museums worldwide. In the past, these specimens were unavailable to educators but now - with digitized information available over the web - teachers and students can begin to explore this previously hidden library of biodiversity.
AIM-UP! modules have been developed for college-level courses, but may be appropriate for advanced high school courses. These modules require accessing an online museum database, including specimen images and distribution maps.
Each module includes step-by-step instructions for completing an activity. Clicking on a link for a module will take you to a new page that has more information about the module as well specific instructions for implementing the module and suggested background reading.
We encourage you to use the modules in your classroom. In return, we ask that you provide us with feedback to help us improve these lessons. After completing a module, please return the associated electronic feedback from (email to: firstname.lastname@example.org). Your feedback is essential to the success of the AIM-UP! network