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

  • Numbers TrailNumber Trail (617 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet
  • Portable folding cameraObject Analysis Artefacts (13 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets
    This sheet outlines how to analyse and research natural or man-made objects. This can be used as a generic basis for worksheets to suit any specific context.
  • Toy trainObject Analysis Junior (53 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets
    This a simplified object analysis activity sheets for students in lower primary; a page for animals and another for artefacts
  • Objects Tell Stories – HMS Pandora (367 KB) pdf document iconRelate crew members and their jobs to the object they used aboard the HMS Pandora.
  • Old Places New Spaces-3-4 (582 KB) pdf document iconWorksheet to support learning about some of Townsville Migrant Groups for Year 3 and 4.
  • Old Places New Spaces-5-6 (577 KB) pdf document iconWorksheet to support learning about some of Townsville Migrant Groups for Year 5 and 6.
  • 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.
  • Panhard Railmotor RM14 (612 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the Panhard Railmotor RM14
  • 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.
  • PB15 No.444 (360 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, PB15 No.444
  • Perception Deception (920 KB) pdf document iconResource booklet examining illusions from Perception and Deception exhibit.
  • Perry 0-6-2T: "Flash" (352 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Perry 0-6-2T: "Flash"
  • Pests and threatsPest and Threats Teacher Resource Book (1239 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Resource Book
    Teacher notes and suggested case studies for student investigations. This teacher resource book is designed to complement the Pest and Threats Kit which can be borrowed from Queensland Museum Loans. Loans kits include objects, specimens, teacher and student notes and other resources.
  • 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.
  • Physics TrailPhysics Trail (1372 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    These activities are designed for use by Senior School students conducting an in-depth study of applications of physical principles.
  • 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.
  • QM Talks ScienceBlog

    Read about interesting specimens, science curators’ research and new Australian Curriculum learning resources.
  • 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.
  • Rail Transportation: Past and Present (1785 KB) pdf document iconYear 3 History and English

    This program of work aims to enhance students’ understanding of train development and rail as a form of transport over time and encourage students to reflect on the experiences, attitudes and histories of family members and others in relation to train travel. Includes a student worksheet, teacher guide and resources section.
  • Rainforest Creatures: Adaptations (408 KB) pdf document iconUsing Gallery panels and displays students discover information about various creatures and the external features and adaptations need to survive in areas of high rainfall.
  • 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.
  • Real ScalesReal Scales (308 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Write the model train scales as a sentence.
  • Recycling and the Australian Curriculum (8616 KB) pdf document iconThis resource contains images of actual recycling machinery and processes as well as details of hands-on activities and relevant Australian curriculum links. The activities demonstrate the scientific principles used in recycling as well as interesting ways to use recycled materials to explore other scientific concepts.
  • Redback Spider and Brown Widow Spider (241 KB) pdf document icon

    Fact Sheet



    Redbacks occur throughout Australia, but are common where the natural environment has been disturbed. They are a particular problem in newly settled suburbs.

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