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

  • Hello Bird! (841 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes and Student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Hello Bird! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection. Hello Bird! is a fun early childhood book featuring exquisite watercolour illustrations by 19th century naturalist John Gould.
  • Sustainable environmentsHuman impact on populations (1613 KB) pdf document iconHuman impact on native populations is a case study approach to analysing how humans have impacted on animal populations. A series of slides featuring displays from the Queensland Museum's Endangered Species exhibition is presented.
  • Installation of canoe for Awakening: Stories from the Torres StraitVideo
    A centrepiece of our exhibition Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait is the model outrigger canoe constructed in 1970. Here you can see behind the scenes as a team of experts handle the logistics of installing this delicate item for display.
  • Interpreting Fossil Evidence (341 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. It examines fossil bones, teeth, beaks and skeletons and compares them with current species to infer the diet, movement, habitats, and niche of extinct organisms.
  • Introduction to Ocean Acidification (19520 KB) pdf document iconAtmospheric carbon dioxide levels are the highest they have been in human history, and possibly the last 20 million years. The continuing release of this gas into the atmosphere means that more carbon dioxide is being dissolved into the oceans. How does this affect ocean chemistry and marine ecosystems, and what can we do about it? In this resource you will conduct a simple experiment and then complete a design challenge to learn more about carbon dioxide and the oceans.
  • New Farm Volunteer Fire Brigade quadricycleInventions (190 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes
    This activity focuses on aspects of inventions that have contributed to making life easier, more efficient or more sustainable. While this activity uses exhibits found at Queensland Museum South Bank, it can easily be applied to objects found in any museum.
  • Invertebrate life cycles (57 KB) pdf document iconThis information panel complements the Invertebrate Life Cycle kit which can be borrowed from QM Loans. It is linked to Year 2 of the Australian Science Curriculum.
  • Investigating Ocean Acidification (1496 KB) pdf document iconMany marine organisms have shells or exoskeletons made of calcium carbonate, including oysters, clams, sea snails, and corals. In this activity you will investigate how ocean acidification may affect these organisms. You will develop and conduct an experiment to test the effect of carbonated water on calcium carbonate, and analyse the results in a scientific report.
  • Light Reflection Refraction and Absorption (2863 KB) doc document iconA unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students.
    Please download additional powerpoint resources to complement this unit. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Light: Introduction (424 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #1 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Light: Reflection (382 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #4 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Light: Refraction Through a Lens (1850 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #6 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • lightLight: Shadows (1581 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #5 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Light: Specular and Diffused Reflection (1951 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #2 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Links to the Australian Science Curriculum (159 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes

    This document lists the aspects of the Australian Science Curriculum that are addressed in Queensland Museum’s online learning resource: Dinosaurs, Climate Change and Biodiversity.
  • Mangrove ChallengeOnline learning resource

    Mangrove Challenge takes you into the world of museum scientist Dr Steve Van Dyck and his research into the endangered water mouse. Find out about where these shy mammals live, what they eat and the dangers that threaten its survival. You can download teacher resources and conservation activities and play the Mouse Maze game.
  • Marine Mammals TeethMarine MammalsVideo
    Dr Steve Van Dyck talks about the feeding adaptations of marine mammals, in particular the Blue Whale and Crabeater Seals. The function of baleen plates and lobed teeth are discussed.
  • Meet Your ScientistMeet Your ScientistGame

    Imagine you're a scientist who is coming to work at Queensland Museum… what would you like to do and who will you work with?
  • Micro Marvels Teacher Resource Booklet (1497 KB) pdf document iconThis booklet complements the Micro Marvels kit that can be borrowed from Queensland Museum Loans. It focuses on Year 5-7 of the Australian Science Curriculum and deals with topics such as adaptations, effect of the environment on animals, and classification. The kit includes a digital microscope.
  • Microorganisms and Malaria (16426 KB) pdf document iconIn this resource you will learn about the microorganisms that cause malaria, the deadliest parasitic disease of humans. You will also learn about malaria in birds, and examine images of bird blood smears. Can you spot the parasites in each image?
  • Middle School Project - Background Research (518 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet; Student worksheet; Teacher notes

    This is one of the educational resources from Queensland Museum’s online learning resource, Dinosaurs, Climate Change and Biodiversity. Students research the geological time scale; Australia’s geological history; and theories on the extinction of the dinosaurs.
  • Mission Invisible Year Four and Six Students (461 KB) pdf document iconYou are about to take a journey into the invisible world. You will discover what Scientists know about the smallest particles that make up all matter and the universe. You will find out how they discover these mysteries and then practice some of their methods to make some discoveries of your own. You will learn how to describe objects that you cannot see when you accept the challenge of Mission Invisible! To succeed in this challenge you will need to use all your detection powers to discover the secrets of the mystery box.
  • Mission Invisible Year Four and Six Teacher Notes (1049 KB) pdf document iconYou are about to take a journey into the invisible world. You will discover what Scientists know about the smallest particles that make up all matter and the universe. You will find out how they discover these mysteries and then practice some of their methods to make some discoveries of your own. You will learn how to describe objects that you cannot see when you accept the challenge of Mission Invisible! To succeed in this challenge you will need to use all your detection powers to discover the secrets of the mystery box.
  • Mission Invisible Year Nine Students (180 KB) pdf document iconYou are about to take a journey through a series of activities that will further develop your ideas about Atomic Theory beyond the Planetary Model of the atom. The processes of detection of sub-atomic particles are introduced by looking at some historical methods that Scientists have used to discover more about matter and the universe. You will then move on to look at current technologies to find out what Scientists are learning from the Large Hadron Collider experiments. Learning from what Scientists are doing, you will have the skills to finally undertake an investigation of your own, using detector instruments to find evidence of the nature of particles in a sealed container.
  • Mission Invisible Year Nine Teacher Notes (462 KB) pdf document iconYou are about to take a journey through a series of activities that will further develop your ideas about Atomic Theory beyond the Planetary Model of the atom. The processes of detection of sub-atomic particles are introduced by looking at some historical methods that Scientists have used to discover more about matter and the universe. You will then move on to look at current technologies to find out what Scientists are learning from the Large Hadron Collider experiments. Learning from what Scientists are doing, you will have the skills to finally undertake an investigation of your own, using detector instruments to find evidence of the nature of particles in a sealed container.
  • Funnel-web spiderMuseum Experts VideosWatch our experts talk about an artefact, specimen or process from their area of research and learn about what our scientists and curators do. Investigate the adaptations that organisms possess to help them survive in their particular environment.
  • Muttaburrasaurus GameBe a palaeontologist and reconstruct a pile of dinosaur bones in the Muttaburrasaurus Game.
  • Myora (Missions): As told by Aunty Margaret8 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.
  • Needs of Living Things (2463 KB) pdf document iconThis booklet addresses the P-Year 1 biological sciences strand of the Australian Science curriculum. It looks at what humans and other animals need to survive and the features that assist with their survival.
  • Needs of Living Things - adaptations (4433 KB) ppt document iconPowerPoint Presentation. Part 4 of 4. A unit of work covering Biological Science Understanding in the Australian Curriculum for Prep and Year 1, using the children’s picture book Down to Earth as a key resource
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