Investigating Insects

Audience: Prep - Year 5
Duration: 30 minutes
Availability: Queensland school terms

How can we tell if an animal is an insect and what makes them so special?

In this program, students will:

  • Investigate insect specimens just like a Museum scientist
  • Learn why museums collect and study these amazing animals
  • Explore insects up close with museum collections and real, live insects 

Exhibitions that support further exploration of insects include the Discovery Centre and Wild State.

Learning Outcomes

Investigating Insects complements Science Understanding, Science Inquiry Skills and Science as a Human Endeavour descriptors in the Australian Curriculum.
The following links have been identified with the Australian Science Curriculum:

Program delivery is adjusted to suit students’ learning from Years P - 5.

Session Details

  • Program led by Museum staff
  • $6 per student
  • Supervising adults FREE
  • Miniumum 20 students

Group Visit Information

For information on booking a group into a program and additional information for your visit, go to the Queensland Museum & Sciencentre planning. Groups may be allocated time for self-guided Museum exploration during school program rotations.