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

  • Living and Once Living (421 KB) pdf document iconWrite and Draw creatures that are living and were once living.
  • Maglev Locomotive (130 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Diagram of a Maglev Locomotive
  • Magnetic TermitesMagnetic Termites (298 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    Termites are found on all continents, but magnetic mounds are natural wonders of the tropical Australian landscape.
  • Mangrove ChallengeOnline learning resource

    Mangrove Challenge takes you into the world of museum scientist Dr Steve Van Dyck and his research into the endangered water mouse. Find out about where these shy mammals live, what they eat and the dangers that threaten its survival. You can download teacher resources and conservation activities and play the Mouse Maze game.
  • Marine Mammals TeethMarine MammalsVideo
    Dr Steve Van Dyck talks about the feeding adaptations of marine mammals, in particular the Blue Whale and Crabeater Seals. The function of baleen plates and lobed teeth are discussed.
  • Marketing & TourismMarketing Tourism at the Museum (580 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    This program includes a presentation from museum marketing and education staff. It explores the techniques used to develop The Workshops Rail Museum into a leading tourist destination. Students can take on the role of marketer in order to create an award submission for the museum.
  • Mathamazing Teacher Notes (209 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes that include exhibit descriptors, key themes and curriculum links to support a visit to Mathamazing (1/4/17 – 3/9/17) in the Sciencentre at Queensland Museum.
  • Measure Island Teacher Notes (123 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes, focus questions, exhibit descriptors and curriculum links to support a visit to Measure Island (26/3/16 – 5/2/17) in the Sciencentre at Queensland Museum.
  • Meet Your ScientistMeet Your ScientistGame

    Imagine you're a scientist who is coming to work at Queensland Museum… what would you like to do and who will you work with?
  • Photo from the Megawatt ExhibitionMegawatt Education Kit (770 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes

    Years 3 - 10
    Electricity activities that explore static electricity, batteries, circuits, conductors, electromagnets, motors and more. These activities support the Megawatt exhibition (19 February 2011 – 5 February 2012) in the Sciencentre and are suggested for before or after visiting the exhibition.
  • Meteorite Matters (179 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. Students research the Chicxulub impact crater in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.
  • 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.
  • Middle School Project (432 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. Students complete a report on theories for the extinction of the dinosaurs; Australian extinctions within the last 10,000 years; local species under threat today; and Global threats. A guide to making judgements is included.
  • 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.
  • Missing Mail BagsMissing Mail Bags (301 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Count the number of missing mail bags and draw a picture of them.
  • Mix & MatchMix & Match (298 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Match the jobs with their description.
  • 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.
  • Natural disastersNatural Disasters Teacher Resource Booklet (3091 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Resource Book
    Teacher notes and suggested activities for student investigations. This teacher resource book is designed to complement the Active Earth Kit which can be borrowed from Queensland Museum Loans. Loans kits include objects, specimens, teacher and student notes and other resources.
  • 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.
  • Nippers TrailNippers Trail 1 (739 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    This activity trail provides an opportunity for students to follow an established route through a large portion of the Museum. By following the trail, children and their carers are more likely to consider and explore all the Museum has to offer.
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