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

  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Intelligent machines (2047 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    A teacher's guide to intermediate level programming for mechatronics. These environmentally based projects provide a basis for engaging in more sophisticated projects in the context of intelligent machines for a more sustainable future. Suitable for Middle School.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Mechatronics (1988 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    A teacher's guide to using mechatronics as a basis for investigating sustainable practices in resource management. This more advanced unit addresses issues of sustainability through Science and Technology outcomes. This is suitable for Middle School as well as a springboard for senior studies in Science and Technology.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Robotics (880 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    A teacher's guide to introductory robotic programming activities for mechatronics. These activities include an introduction to various sensor and output devices and provide a basis for further activities in mechatronics. Suitable for Upper Primary and Middle School.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Rover's amazing journey (180 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets

    A student's guide to introductory robotic programming activities for mechatronics. These activities introduce basic concepts of programming a robot to solve various maze challenges of differing levels of difficulty. It is suitable for Lower Middle School or students with no previous experience of programming or robotics.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Rover's amazing journey (216 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    A teacher's guide to introductory robotic programming activities for mechatronics. These activities introduce basic concepts of programming a robot to solve various maze challenges of differing levels of difficulty. It is suitable for Lower Middle School or students with no previous experience of programming or robotics.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living actions survey (69 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets

    A survey that asks questions about what the user does about sustainable living practices. This survey is an activity linked to the Sustainable Living Practice resources.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living knowledge survey (91 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets

    A survey that asks questions about what the user knows about sustainable living practices. This survey is an activity linked to the Sustainable Living Practice resources.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living objects (183 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    Descriptions of objects found in QM Loans Sustainable Living kit. It describes the use of washboards, candle holders, curling tongs, flat iron, orange squeezer, petrol iron, kerosene tins, rolling pins and other artefacts.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living practices (801 KB) pdf document iconStudent worksheet

    A student activity guide to using domestic objects as a basis for investigating sustainable living practices. The unit addresses issues of sustainability through SOSE and Technology Essential Learnings and outcomes. It is suitable for the Middle School.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living practices (490 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes

    A teacher's guide to using domestic objects as a basis for investigating sustainable living practices. The unit addresses issues of sustainability through SOSE and Technology Essential Learnings and outcomes. It is suitable for the Middle School.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living water usage (744 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s notes

    A data table that shows how much water is used for general household activities. It gives usage as a rate in litres per minute or as a total volume for the activity. It also compares water usage with that of the past and outlines some of the daily activities and chores that were done in previous centuries. This worksheet with notes links to the Sustainable Living Practice resource.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable Objects fact sheet (183 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes, Student worksheets, Fact sheet

    Descriptions of objects found in QM Loans Sustainable Living kit. It describes the use of washboards, candle holders, curling tongs, flat iron, orange squeezer, petrol iron, kerosene tins, rolling pins and other artefacts.
  • Swimming CrabSwimming crabsVideo
    Dr Peter Davie talks about the adaptations of swimming crabs, in particular the Blue Swimmer and the Mud Crab. Adaptations of their claws and appendages are discussed.
  • Part of a Butter ChurnTake One Object (38 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes
    One interesting object can stimulate research in all sorts of directions, but where do you start? What questions do you ask? These pages give some examples of possible curriculum links from objects
  • The Future of Rail: A Design Challenge (2479 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 design and develop a ‘clean’ train and rail system used to transport valuable collection items between metropolitan and regional museums across the state. Students explore how electricity is used by varied types of trains to complete this design challenge.
  • Threatened Species (3500 KB) pdf document iconThere are nearly 1000 threatened species in Queensland alone, and the extinction of these species has the potential to disrupt whole ecosystems. In this resource you will examine a threatened Queensland animal, and create a Queensland Museum exhibit explaining why this species is threatened, and what you can do to help protect it.
  • Part of a Butter ChurnThree Step Object Analysis (20 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets
    This is a simple object analysis activity sheet that encourages descriptive language and higher level thinking.
  • Tortoise BeetleTortoise BeetlesVideo
    Dr Chris Burwell talks about the adaptations of tortoise beetles, including both the adult and larval stages. Structural as well as behavioural adaptations of the larvae are discussed This includes the waving of a ‘poo club’ against predator attack.
  • Toy Box (742 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes and student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Toy Box Colours from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Un-gaire (Swamp Reeds): As told by Aunty Margaret3 of 11 Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories relating to Queensland specimens. These stories are about: the turtle, dugong, triggerfish, mussel shell, boobook owl, dolphin, swamp reeds, djan’djaries, welcome songs, missions, and shadowboxes.
  • VelvetfishVelvetfish Video
    Jeff Johnson talks about the adaptations of velvetfish, in particular a new species that he has discovered. These fish are beautifully camouflaged against the sea weed beds where they feed.
  • Sustainable FuturesWater Usage Living Today and in the early 20th Century (744 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet, Student and Teacher notes

    This resource contains a data table that shows how much water is used for general household activities. It gives usage as a rate in litres per minute or as a total volume for the activity. It also compares water usage with that of the past and outlines some of the daily activities and chores that were done in previous centuries.
  • Welcome to the Torres StraitTorres Strait Islanders

    Indigenous to the Torres Strait, the Islanders have a unique origin, history and way of life. Their art and culture differs from that of Aboriginal Australians.

    The Torres Strait Islanders are not one amorphous culture: practices, beliefs, clothing and objects vary between Eastern and Western areas.

    The two main languages spoken are Meriam Mir in the east and Kala Lagaw Ya to the west.
  • Wild BackyardsOnline learning resource

    Listen to stories of backyard wildlife. Engage in biodiversity assessments, insect collection, digital story making and observe wildlife close to home.

    The resource includes the Backyard Explorer booklets for use by school and community groups.
  • Wild State Teacher Resources (477 KB) pdf document iconDiscover and understand why Queensland has unique animals and habitats in the exhibition Wild State at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. This Teacher Resource provides exhibition information, key teaching points, a glossary, curriculum links and exhibition map.
  • Yun-Gun (Dugong): As told by Aunty Margaret2 of 11 Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories relating to Queensland specimens. These stories are about: the turtle, dugong, triggerfish, mussel shell, boobook owl, dolphin, swamp reeds, djan’djaries, welcome songs, missions, and shadowboxes.
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