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

  • 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 (154 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    Muttaburrasaurus langdoni roamed the Australian landscape about 100 million years ago. The dinosaur is known from three specimens from central and northern Queensland and is believed to have been quite common during early Cretaceous Period.
  • 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
  • Needs of Living Things - food (4584 KB) ppt document iconPowerPoint Presentation. Part 2 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
  • Needs of Living Things - shelter (5413 KB) ppt document iconPowerPoint Presentation. Part 3 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
  • Needs of Living Things - what I need (4210 KB) ppt document iconPowerPoint Presentation. Part 1 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
  • Needs of Living Things (word doc) (8125 KB) doc 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.
  • Ninnarmee (Welcome Song): As told by Alex Bond10 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.
  • On the wing: Exploring aspect ratio (9635 KB) pdf document iconExplore the features and adaptations that support and enhance the flight and survival of birds. In this resource, students calculate the aspect ratio of various wings from Queensland Museum's Mammals and Birds collection. Students then explore how aspect ratio influences the flight of birds, improving their chances of survival within their environment.
  • Opening weekend, Awakening: Stories from the Torres StraitVideo
    Watch the opening weekend celebrations including live performances as we launched our major exhibition, Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait.
  • Palaeontological Pursuits (132 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 contains a dinosaur footprint puzzle and an activity on how to make casts of dinosaur footprints.
  • Paper WaspsPaper Wasps (299 KB) pdf document icon

    Fact Sheet



    The strings of paper wasp nests hanging from the eaves of an old Queenslander or from a rusty barbed wire fence are a typical part of Australia.

  • Paper Whip (398 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities

    Can paper be used to crack a sound?

    Have fun discovering the science in our world.
  • Physics in the MuseumPhysics in the Museum (419 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    Explore the Museum exhibitions, looking for applications of physics in the objects on display. Look for applications that include: forces, Simple machines, work and energy, energy transformation, linear and rotational motion.
  • Pinning techniquePreserving and Pinning Insects (639 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Fact sheet demonstrating the correct techniques for pinning insects such as butterflies, grasshoppers and beetles
  • PseudofossilsPseudofossils (239 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fossils are common and are found in a variety of shapes and sizes, but there are a number of common rock and mineral structures mistaken for fossils. These are called pseudofossils (false fossils).
  • Pythons in BrisbanePythons of Brisbane (240 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    The largest Australian snake is the Amethyst Python (Morelia amethistina) of northern Queensland and New Guinea . This slender species averages about 3.5 m, though there is an unsubstantiated record of 8 m.
  • Queensland emblemsQueensland Emblems: Flora and Fauna Teacher Resource Booklet (1043 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Resource Book
    Teacher notes with additional information. This teacher resource book is designed to complement the Queensland Emblems: Flora and Fauna Kit which can be borrowed from Queensland Museum Loans. Loans kits include objects, specimens, and other resources.
  • Queensland LungfishQueensland Lungfish (247 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    Often described as a living fossil, the Queensland Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) has changed very little in more than 110 million years.
  • Rainy Day Rosie (4440 KB) ppt document iconAustralian Curriculum: Science aligned digital story for P-2 learners about water to develop understanding of the importance of water for all living things. A rainbow lorikeet wishes it would never rain again and her friend Rusty takes her on an adventure to show her how water is one of Earth’s precious resources. Rosie learns that without rain, all the water features of our landscape would not exist.
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