Secondary Schools

A Ticket to Paradise? Temporary Exhibition Led and Self-led Program 

This exhibition features primary sources from the National Archives of Australia’s immigration collection. The program will help students to understand why migrants came to Australia after World War II, how Australian Government immigration policy altered over time, and the changing profile of people who migrated to Australia and some of the challenges they faced. Students will be given a take home “postcard” which will also lead them through small group activities in the Gallery. Teachers can choose to self-lead this 45 to 60 minute program or have our Learning Officer lead it for you. This program is ideal for Year 6 and Year 10 students studying 20th Century History.

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Curriculum: HASS │ History

Taxonomy Tales

Students will be exposed to how the marine scientists working at the Museum of Tropical Queensland conduct their research, manage the biodiversity collections and describe new species. Students will classify specimens from the Museum collection and be prompted to consider the contribution of taxonomic classification to our understanding of the natural world. 

This program is ideal as either an introduction or end activity to a unit on the classification of living things. It can be adapted to suit either a Year 7 Science or a Year 11 / 12 Biology audience.

Curriculum: Science │ Biological Science │ Senior Biology │ Science as a Human Endeavour

Uncovering Pandora

Students will learn of the fascinating stories of the HMS Pandora, from her voyage across the Pacific to try and locate the mutineers of the infamous HMS Bounty and the tales of survival from her wrecking on the Great Barrier Reef in 1791, to the modern day archaeological excavation of the maritime wreck and the work of Museum staff in conserving its artefacts for generations to come.

This program provides learning from a local historical site, complements aspects of the Year 9 History curriculum and supports the archaeological components of the QCAA senior histories syllabi.

Curriculum: HASS │ History │ Senior Ancient History │ Senior Modern History

World Science Festival Schools' Day

The Festival’s Regional Program will once again bring the wonder and excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) to Townsville on Monday 26 March 2018.

At 10.30am join us for a 60 minute interactive panel workshop where students will discover the impact the internet is having on our lives. At 12.30pm students will then have the opportunity to meet amazing scientists with some of today’s most innovative jobs, learn how they got there and what inspired them to choose their exciting and inspiring careers. Ideal for Years 5 -12.

For more information and to book please visit here 

Curriculum: Science │ Science as a Human Endeavour

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