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Resource List

  • Water DragonsBearded and Water Dragons (279 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    The Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii) and the Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) are conspicuous and familiar residents of Brisbane thanks to their large size and their ability to thrive in home gardens and suburban parks.
  • BeesBee FliesVideo
    Dr Chris Lambkin talks about the adaptations of bee flies, in particular three types of camouflage or crypsis: background matching; disruptive coloration; coincident disruptive coloration. Beautiful images of bee flies are shown.
  • Beginning our journey through the circles (85 KB) pdf document iconStudent Worksheet

    Years 4 - 9

    Support the exploring of Dandiiri Maiwar our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures Centre.
  • Beyer Garratt No.1009 (371 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Beyer Garratt No.1009
  • Biodiscovery & the Great Barrier ReefOnline learning resource

    Discover the beauty and uniqueness of the Great Barrier Reef and its creatures. Investigate how human activities and climate change are affecting the reef.

    Teacher Resource Booklet (PDF, 2.4MB)
  • Biodiscovery and the Great Barrier Reef Teacher Resource Booklet (2423 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes, Student worksheets, Activity sheets, Hands-on activities

    This is a 56 page booklet from the online learning resource Biodiscovery and the Great Barrier Reef. It contains activities, structured discussions, investigations, projects, criteria sheets and many more resources.
  • Bird beakBird Beaks and Feet (627 KB) pdf document iconThis activity sheet is based on a visit to the Inquiry Centre at Queensland Museum South Bank. Its aim is to investigate the structural features and adaptations of birds that help them to survive in their environment.
  • Blue and Pink-tongued Skinks (169 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Blue and Pink-tongued skinks are among the largest of Australia's skinks (Family Scincidae). They live in close association with people in cities and cleared areas, as well as in bushland. In the Brisbane region, Blue-tongued and Pink-tongued Skinks are common and widespread.
  • Blue Baby: DD17 No.1051 (354 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Blue Baby: DD17 No.1051
  • Blue ringed octopusBlue-ringed Octopus (260 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Blue-ringed Octopus are normally not aggressive and attack only when provoked. They are, however, the most venomous octopus in the world and the salivary glands of one individual may contain enough venom to paralyse ten men.
  • Boobook Owl: Stradbroke Island Story6 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.
  • Boomerang Boomerangs (323 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    A boomerang is a throwing stick used by Australian Aboriginal people primarily for hunting.
  • Brachiopods (383 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Brachiopods are marine organisms which have two shells or valves of different sizes, shape and ornamentation. These valves are hinged together and the animal resembles bivalve molluscs such as clams and oysters.
  • Bremer River Bridges - Ipswich to North Ipswich (397 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the Bremer River Bridges - Ipswich to North Ipswich
  • Brisbane City Council Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (7856 KB) pdf document iconThe Brisbane City Council (BCC), through its Environment & Parks Branch engaged the services of the Queensland Museum (QM)’s Centre for Biodiversity (QCB) to undertake a comprehensive Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (TISR) in the City of Brisbane as part of the Council's Co-operative Biodiversity Research Program.
  • Brown Bomber: C17 No.974 (245 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Brown Bomber: C17 No.974
  • Built to ScaleBuilt to Scale (301 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    Identify the different scales of model trains.
  • Decorated EggsBunny Eggventures - Decorated Eggs (300 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Decorated eggs are made up of a variety of different shapes. Each shape is worth a number of points. Can you find what each egg is worth?
  • History of the EggBunny Eggventures - History of the Egg (323 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Match each picture of an egg with its matching place of origin or system of beliefs.
  • OppositesBunny Eggventures - Opposites (371 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Match The Workshops Bunny's actions to the pictures.
  • Nic HadnuttThe Last Days of Burke and Wills – the discoveriesVideo
    Watch and listen to the recent findings of archaeological fieldwork which recovered a number of artefacts from a remote Queensland site. Is this evidence from the last days of Burke and Wills? Presented as part of the Our Story Your Story talk series at Queensland Museum South Bank.
  • Nic HadnuttThe Last Days of Burke and Wills – the journeyVideo
    Watch and listen to the historic journey made by Burke and Wills to cross Australia from south to north. Presented as part of the Our Story Your Story talk series at Queensland Museum South Bank.
  • Burton's Snake-Lizard (1067 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Every year countless 'legless lizards' are killed in the mistaken belief that they are dangerous snakes.
  • Bush FoodsBush Foods (277 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Indigenous people of Australia travelled within their own traditional homelands sourcing seasonal foods from an extensive range of plants and animals. While these traditional practices were more common before European invasion, many groups still use bush food in their diet or for medicinal purposes.
  • Butterfly Man of Kuranda (6364 KB) pdf document iconThe Butterfly Man of Kuranda Education Kit has been developed to provide teachers with resources to plan successful learning experience and interaction with objects and information in the exhibition.
  • Cane Toads (250 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Although not native to Australia, the Cane Toad has one of the widest ranges of any living toad. Originating in Central and South America, the Cane Toad has been introduced into several Pacific Islands and Australia. Elsewhere it is called the Marine Toad, Giant Toad or American Toad.
  • Carpet PythonsCarpet PythonsVideo
    Kieran Aland talks about the adaptations of carpet pythons, in particular their camouflage; forked tongue; ways of detecting warm-blooded animals; and how they are able to swallow very large prey.
  • Cars - the pollution solution (110 KB) pdf document iconCars were once seen as the pollution solution with all the waste and pollution created by horse-drawn transport
  • Case mothsCase moths, bag moths or bagworms (267 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Case moths, bag moths or bagworms are names given to a group of moths (Family Psychidae) whose caterpillars make portable homes from silk, usually attaching plant material, detritus or sand grains to the outside.
  • CatchmentsCatchments Teacher Resource Booklet (593 KB) pdf document iconTeacher resource book
    Teacher notes and activities for student investigations. This teacher resource book is designed to assist with a study of local waterways. It contains information on local weed species; riparian vegetation; macro-invertebrates; and how water quality affects species distribution.
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