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

  • I am a scientist — Palaeontologist (3088 KB) ppt document iconOne of a series of digital resources explaining the work of scientists, in this case, a palaeontologist Dr Scott Hocknull at the Queensland Museum. It provides a real example of science as a human endeavour as required by the Australian Curriculum. Suitable for junior primary students, the digital resource has authentic images of work and fossils at the dig site and back at the museum. Key science inquiry skills are highlighted as well as tools and processes used in palaeontology.
  • I am a scientist — Technical Officer Palaeontology (2975 KB) ppt document iconThis slideshow is one in a series which explain the work of scientists at Queensland Museum, in this case a technical officer in palaeontology. It is a real example of science as a human endeavour as required by the Australian Curriculum. Suitable for junior primary students, the digital resource has authentic images of work and fossils at the museum. Key science inquiry skills are highlighted as well as tools and processes used in palaeontology.
  • I am a Scientist Investigating Insects (530 KB) pdf document iconExamines a range of insects and the purpose of their external features.
  • I am a scientist observing insects (388 KB) pdf document iconClassification exercise using displayed insects
  • I am a Scientist researching (477 KB) pdf document iconWorksheet which can be adapted for all Year levels
  • I am an Historian: Time Travel (413 KB) pdf document iconView the Coral Core sample on Level 2 and complete the missing parts of the timeline. Add own historical data.
  • I Spy - Animals (508 KB) pdf document iconUse this Discovery Trail to identify a range of living and once-living creatures in the Discover North Queensland Galleries. It can be extended to sorting or classification exercise.
  • I Spy - Pandora (374 KB) pdf document iconUse this Discovery Trail to locate HMS Pandora artefacts during self -led visit. It can be used as basis for discussion, drawing and object analysis.
  • I Spy - Rainforest Animals (689 KB) pdf document iconUse this Discovery Trail in conjunction with spotlights in Enchanted Rainforest to locate birds, animals and reptiles. It can be extended to a sorting and classification exercise.
  • I Spy TrailI Spy Trail (675 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet
  • Identify the ThemeIdentify the Theme (226 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Match The Workshops Rail Museum exhibition themes with their pictures.
  • Installation of canoe for Awakening: Stories from the Torres StraitVideo
    A centrepiece of our exhibition Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait is the model outrigger canoe constructed in 1970. Here you can see behind the scenes as a team of experts handle the logistics of installing this delicate item for display.
  • Interpreting Fossil Evidence (341 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 examines fossil bones, teeth, beaks and skeletons and compares them with current species to infer the diet, movement, habitats, and niche of extinct organisms.
  • New Farm Volunteer Fire Brigade quadricycleInventions (190 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes
    This activity focuses on aspects of inventions that have contributed to making life easier, more efficient or more sustainable. While this activity uses exhibits found at Queensland Museum South Bank, it can easily be applied to objects found in any museum.
  • Invertebrate life cycles (57 KB) pdf document iconThis information panel complements the Invertebrate Life Cycle kit which can be borrowed from QM Loans. It is linked to Year 2 of the Australian Science Curriculum.
  • Jewel Bugs (277 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    In Australia, some Jewel Bugs are referred to as Harlequin Bugs, a name that is applied to several other groups. There are 25 known species of Australian Jewel Bugs in the Family Scutelleridae, part of the large Superfamily Pentatomoidea.
  • Kangaroos and their kin (266 KB) pdf document icon

    Fact Sheet


    Australian marsupials that have powerful hind limbs, long hind feet and usually move in a hopping gait when travelling fast are known as the macropods.

  • Keelback SnakeKeelback Snake (303 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    The Keelback Snake (Tropidonophis mairii), also known as the Freshwater Snake, is most common near fresh water and remains abundant along Brisbane's inner suburban creeks.
  • Lets Investigate (152 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. This investigation looks at the effects of temperature, oxygen, humidity and antiseptics on bacterial growth.
  • Life Cycles (1243 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet, Teacher Notes and Student worksheets
    This booklet complements the Life Cycles kit that can be borrowed from Queensland Museum Loans.
  • Life on the LineLife on the Line Education Kit (2348 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    This Education Kit complements the Life on the Line touring exhibition and is specially designed to provide activities for a younger audience.
  • Light Reflection Refraction and Absorption (2863 KB) doc document iconA unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students.
    Please download additional powerpoint resources to complement this unit. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Light: Colour (3546 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #3 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Light: Introduction (424 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #1 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Light: Reflection (382 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #4 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Light: Refraction Through a Lens (1850 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #6 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • lightLight: Shadows (1581 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #5 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Light: Specular and Diffused Reflection (1951 KB) ppt document iconPowerpoint resource #2 to complement Light unit of work covering all areas of light in the Australian Curriculum Science for year 5 students. There is also a Queensland Museum Loans Light Kit available from the commencement of term 2 2012, containing all the equipment required for the group rotation activities.
  • Links to the Australian Science Curriculum (159 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes

    This document lists the aspects of the Australian Science Curriculum that are addressed in Queensland Museum’s online learning resource: Dinosaurs, Climate Change and Biodiversity.
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