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

  • Gecko surveyScience Survey

    Asian House Geckos may be spreading and they may be a growing problem for our own native geckos. So we want your help. Have you seen geckos scampering through your house at night? Take the survey and contribute to science research about where they have spread.
  • Sustainable environmentsHuman impact on populations (1613 KB) pdf document iconHuman impact on native populations is a case study approach to analysing how humans have impacted on animal populations. A series of slides featuring displays from the Queensland Museum's Endangered Species exhibition is presented.
  • Humanoid Discovery Curriculum Links (56 KB) pdf document iconCurriculum links to support a visit to Humanoid Discovery (13 Dec 2014 - 15 July 2015) in the Sciencentre at Queensland Museum.
  • Humanoid Discovery Education Kit (5448 KB) pdf document iconEducation Kit to support a visit to Humanoid Discovery (13 Dec 2014 - 15 July 2015) in the Sciencentre at Queensland Museum. The kit includes pre, during and post activities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 GameBe a palaeontologist and reconstruct a pile of dinosaur bones in the Muttaburrasaurus Game.
  • 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.
  • 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 Whip (398 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities

    Can paper be used to crack a sound?

    Have fun discovering the science in our world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rescue Education Kit (8879 KB) pdf document iconEducation Kit to support a visit to Rescue (25 Jul 2015 – 7 Feb 2016) in the Sciencentre at Queensland Museum. The kit includes pre, during and post activities.
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