Resources

Resources for schools & groups, kids & families and adults.

Includes activities, online learning programs, games, school resources, fact sheets and more. Some learning resources require the Adobe Flash Player which can be downloaded from www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer.

Some of these resources are specific to your museum visit experience. Please be aware that exhibition content may change and some elements of these resources may not apply at the time of your visit. If possible, we recommend a preliminary visit for School or Group visit co-ordinators, to inform your planning.


Resource List

  • Coral Reef Ecosystems (9144 KB) pdf document iconCorals are the foundation of the coral reef ecosystem. These extraordinary animals acquire energy in two different ways: they can eat other organisms, and they can also capture energy from the sun. In this resource you will explore how surface area and volume affect the productivity of corals, and how energy flows through a coral reef ecosystem.
  • Count me First! (379 KB) pdf document iconLyrics
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Count Me First! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Count me First! (2435 KB) mp3 document iconMusic
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Count Me First! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Count me First! (2435 KB) mp3 document iconSong
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Count Me First! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Count me First! (683 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes and Student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Count Me First! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Sustainable environmentsCreating a natural history exhibition (748 KB) pdf document iconTeacher's notes

    Creating a natural history exhibition is a guide to creating a natural history exhibition on human impacts on native populations. A case study of the koala in urban environments is presented.
  • Decorate PompeyDecorate Pompey for Christmas (396 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Colour and decorate Pompey so he is ready for Christmas.
  • Dinosaur Details (172 KB) pdf document iconStudent worksheet

    This is one of the educational resources from Queensland Museum’s online learning resource, Dinosaurs, Climate Change and Biodiversity. It looks at how dinosaurs are named; dinosaur classification; and the characteristics of some of our Australian dinosaurs.
  • Dinosaur Jigsaw (403 KB) pdf document iconStudent worksheet; Teacher notes

    This is one of the educational resources from Queensland Museum’s online learning resource, Dinosaurs, Climate Change and Biodiversity. There are two dinosaur puzzles to complete, an easy version and a more challenging one.
  • Illustration of a prehistoric environmentDinosaurs, Climate Change and BiodiversityOnline learning resource

    Investigate the latest dinosaurs discovered in outback Queensland and theories on dinosaur extinction. Games, activities, fact sheets, and teacher and student resources are included.

    Teacher Resources
  • Disease DetectivesOnline learning resource

    Join museum scientist Dr Rob Adlard in his role of investigating the cause and life cycle of QX disease in oysters. You can listen to an oyster farmer explain the problem, visit ‘Dr Rob’s’ virtual lab and undertake an oyster dissection just like the experts do. Case studies, teacher resources and an interactive PCR game help students understand how ‘the disease detective’ undertakes his work.
  • Djan’djaris: As told by Alex Bond9 of 11 Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories about Queensland specimens such as the mussel shell, boobook owl, dolphin, swamp reeds, and djan’djaries.
  • Dolphin: As told by Aunty Margaret7 of 11 Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories about Queensland specimens such as the mussel shell, boobook owl, dolphin, swamp reeds, and djan’djaries.
  • Eco-OnlineOnline learning resource

    The Eco-Online Couran Cove case study discusses vital issues about the environment, the tourism industry and sustainability. Using these resources, your students will be able to analyse how relevant these topics are in their own lives and environments.

    This case study is supported by two resource kits available for borrowing from QM Loans.

    The Eco-online Nova Scotia case study explores the importance of biodiversity and features a research project on forests in Nova Scotia. Your students can discuss issues of sustainability, pollution and conservation and investigate biodiversity in their local environment.
  • Edible Igneous Rocks (837 KB) pdf document iconWhoever said 'rocks are boring' did not use this resource! Learn how igneous rocks are formed by creating delicious igneous rock lollies, identify how the properties of rocks determine how they are used, and use a key to classify different igneous rocks in the Queensland Museum Active Earth loans kit.
  • Energy and ChangeEnergy and Change Machines Challenge (967 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    This unit explores ideas related to science as a human endeavour and explores how machines using energy change processes can create devices that are environmentally friendly and more energy efficient than those currently in use today.
  • Exploring Australian Food Webs (2813 KB) pdf document iconQueensland is the most biodiverse state in Australia, with 70% of Australia’s mammal species, 80% of Australia’s bird species, and 50% of Australia’s reptiles and frog species. In this resource you will construct food webs to examine relationships between organisms in a Queensland ecosystem. In this resource you will construct food webs to examine relationships between organisms in a Queensland ecosystem.
  • Exploring Cyclones (2647 KB) pdf document iconQueensland is affected by cyclones every summer. In this resource you will investigate the impact of cyclones on humans, living things and the landscape. You will also use data to predict how the changing climate may affect cyclones in Australia, and analyse a map of Cyclone Debbie, which devastated parts of Queensland and New South Wales in 2017.
  • Exploring Volcanoes (2065 KB) pdf document iconEvidence of past volcanoes can be seen all over the world, including Australia. In this resource you will model two different volcanoes, and explore how and why volcanoes affect Earth’s surface, the environment and human populations.
  • External Features Teacher Resource Booklet (2199 KB) pdf document iconThis booklet complements the External Features kit that can be borrowed from Queensland Museum Loans. It focuses on Year 1 and 3 of the Biological strand of the Australian Science Curricilum.
  • Fact File When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth (159 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    This is one of the educational resources from Queensland Museum’s online learning resource, Dinosaurs, Climate Change and Biodiversity. It lists facts on climate, vegetation and animals of the Cretaceous period.
  • Frogs factsheet (1078 KB) pdf document iconThis Factsheet is designed for primary aged children and explains the threats to native frog species resulting from a loss of their habitat, climate change and aquatic competitors like the cane toad.
  • Gecko surveyScience Survey

    Asian House Geckos may be spreading and they may be a growing problem for our own native geckos. So we want your help. Have you seen geckos scampering through your house at night? Take the survey and contribute to science research about where they have spread.
  • Generating Electricity: Past and Present (4986 KB) pdf document iconExplore the past, present and future of electrical energy, including its generation and ability to power movement around our vast state. In this activity, students use visual literacy skills to examine how electricity was generated and used by the rail industry between 1900 and 1940. Students also explore current methods of electricity generation and the environmental impacts of these processes.
  • Growth and Survival of Living Things: Managing Microorganisms and Pests at the Museum (12755 KB) pdf document iconThe growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment. In this activity you are going to investigate how environmental conditions may be modified to prevent the growth and survival of microorganisms. You will use this investigation to make recommendations regarding museum storage, and how to prevent damage due to pests like bacteria, fungi and insects.
  • Habitat GameInteractive Game
    Many spiders live and wander around your house and garden. Do you know where to find them? This game requires the Flash player.
  • Hat Parade! (399 KB) pdf document iconLyrics
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Hat Parade! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Hat Parade! (2653 KB) mp3 document iconMusic
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Hat Parade! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Hat Parade! (2653 KB) mp3 document iconSong
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Hat Parade! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Hat Parade! (833 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes and Student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Hat Parade! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
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