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.


Resource List

  • Danriiri MaiwarDandiiri Maiwar (132 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes

    Dandiiri Maiwar is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures centre at Queensland Museum South Bank. Includes activities for before, during and after visiting the centre, curriculum links and a framework for developing a unit of work.
  • Dandiiri Maiwar Celebrations (54 KB) pdf document iconTrail

    Years Prep – 3 and families

    Explore Dandiiri Maiwar and the theme of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander celebrations. The trail provides some extra ideas, pathways and questions you and your children may like to explore.
  • Dangerous Sharks (271 KB) pdf document icon

    Fact Sheet


    Some sharks are dangerous to humans, but considering how many sharks live in oceans and how many people swim, skindive and fish, shark attack is a rare event. A drive to the beach poses a greater danger to life than a shark attack, and more swimmers are drowned than are attacked by sharks.

  • Day out with Thomas Colouring-in Booklet (618 KB) pdf document iconColouring-in Booklet
    Featuring Thomas, Edward, James, Annie and Clarabel
  • Decorate PompeyDecorate Pompey for Christmas (396 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Colour and decorate Pompey so he is ready for Christmas.
  • DidjeridusDidjeridus (269 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    The didjeridu (didgeridoo) is a musical instrument that originated from the Aboriginal communities of Arnhem Land, northern Australia
  • Diesel-Electric Locomotive (154 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Diagram of a Diesel-Electric Locomotive
  • 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.
  • Dragons in Brisbane (264 KB) pdf document icon

    Fact Sheet


    Six species of dragons have been found in the greater Brisbane area. All are harmless.

  • Eastern Brown Snake (296 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    In a land famous for its large number of dangerous snakes, these alert, fast-moving species are among the most highly venomous. The largest,is the Eastern Brown Snake (P. textilis) which occurs widely over eastern Australia.
  • 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.
  • Egg-laying Mammals (234 KB) pdf document icon

    Fact Sheet

    In 1791, early European explorers of Australia astounded scientists with reports of furry creatures that laid eggs.

  • Electric Locomotive (145 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Diagram of an Electric Locomotive
  • Careers in TourismEmployment & Careers in Tourism (422 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    This program includes a presentation from museum staff. It gives students the opportunity to explore future career prospects with in the tourism industry.
  • Endangered Species (297 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes and Student worksheets
    These worksheets are based on the Endangered Species exhibition at Queensland Museum South Bank. Students investigate the interrelationships between organisms and the effects of human activity on ecosystems. They examine the effects of the introduction or removal of a species in a community.
  • 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.
  • Energy and Change Science Trail: Years 8 to 10 (843 KB) pdf document iconThis trail challenges students to develop their own energy efficient device while exploring the Museum and experimenting with the hands-on science stations.
  • Environment Explorer Rainforest (420 KB) pdf document iconLooking at habitat and adaptations in Rainforest Creatures
  • Environment Explorer: Mangroves (404 KB) pdf document iconLooking at habitat and adaptations of Mangrove Creatures
  • 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.
  • Feeding relationships (108 KB) pdf document iconThis worksheet relates to years 5, 7 and 9 of the Australian Science Curriculum and supports the following QM Loans kits: What’s on the Menu; Sun, Sand, Salt and Survival; Wetlands; and Woodlands to Sea.
  • Finding Gondwanaland (244 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 cut out the relevant continents and paste them together to make a reconstruction of Gondwanaland.
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