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

  • Exploring Australian Food WebsExploring Australian Food Webs (2813 KB) pdf document iconQueensland is the most biodiverse state in Australia, with 70% of Australia’s mammal species, 80% of Australia’s bird species, and 50% of Australia’s reptiles and frog species. In this resource you will construct food webs to examine relationships between organisms in a Queensland ecosystem. In this resource you will construct food webs to examine relationships between organisms in a Queensland ecosystem.
  • Exploring Cyclones (2647 KB) pdf document iconQueensland is affected by cyclones every summer. In this resource you will investigate the impact of cyclones on humans, living things and the landscape. You will also use data to predict how the changing climate may affect cyclones in Australia, and analyse a map of Cyclone Debbie, which devastated parts of Queensland and New South Wales in 2017.
  • Exploring Volcanoes (2065 KB) pdf document iconEvidence of past volcanoes can be seen all over the world, including Australia. In this resource you will model two different volcanoes, and explore how and why volcanoes affect Earth’s surface, the environment and human populations.
  • Fact File When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth (159 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    This is one of the educational resources from Queensland Museum’s online learning resource, Dinosaurs, Climate Change and Biodiversity. It lists facts on climate, vegetation and animals of the Cretaceous period.
  • Frogs factsheet (1078 KB) pdf document iconThis Factsheet is designed for primary aged children and explains the threats to native frog species resulting from a loss of their habitat, climate change and aquatic competitors like the cane toad.
  • 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.
  • Generating Electricity: Past and Present (4986 KB) pdf document iconExplore the past, present and future of electrical energy, including its generation and ability to power movement around our vast state. In this activity, students use visual literacy skills to examine how electricity was generated and used by the rail industry between 1900 and 1940. Students also explore current methods of electricity generation and the environmental impacts of these processes.
  • Managing Microorganisms at the MuseumGrowth and Survival of Living Things: Managing Microorganisms and Pests at the Museum (12755 KB) pdf document iconThe growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment. In this activity you are going to investigate how environmental conditions may be modified to prevent the growth and survival of microorganisms. You will use this investigation to make recommendations regarding museum storage, and how to prevent damage due to pests like bacteria, fungi and insects.
  • 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 (1043 KB) pdf document iconThe Humanoid Discovery Education Resource Booklet has been developed to provide teachers with resources to plan successful learning experience and interaction with objects and information in the exhibition.
  • I am a Palaeontologist (672 KB) pdf document iconDiscovery Trail for all the dinosaurs and marine reptiles found at MTQ. (colour with full scientific name)
  • I am a Palaeontologist - Dinosaur Detective (318 KB) pdf document iconEarly Childhood dinosaur - I spy sheet for self-led visit (B & W images)
  • I am a Palaeontologist - Muttaburrasaurus (328 KB) pdf document iconWorksheet can be used as basis for discussion and filled in post museum visit or completed while examining Muttaburrasaurus skull. Lower grades may require assistance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Introduction to Ocean AcidificationIntroduction to Ocean Acidification (19520 KB) pdf document iconAtmospheric carbon dioxide levels are the highest they have been in human history, and possibly the last 20 million years. The continuing release of this gas into the atmosphere means that more carbon dioxide is being dissolved into the oceans. How does this affect ocean chemistry and marine ecosystems, and what can we do about it? In this resource you will conduct a simple experiment and then complete a design challenge to learn more about carbon dioxide and the oceans.
  • Investigating Ocean AcidificationInvestigating Ocean Acidification (1496 KB) pdf document iconMany marine organisms have shells or exoskeletons made of calcium carbonate, including oysters, clams, sea snails, and corals. In this activity you will investigate how ocean acidification may affect these organisms. You will develop and conduct an experiment to test the effect of carbonated water on calcium carbonate, and analyse the results in a scientific report.
  • 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.
  • Living and Once Living (421 KB) pdf document iconWrite and Draw creatures that are living and were once living.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
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