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

  • Toy Box (742 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes and student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Toy Box Colours from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Word SearchToyland Express Word Search (320 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Find the words hidden in the puzzle.
  • Train BusinessTrain Business (479 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Label the carriages of the train with their appropriate names.
  • Trainspotting TrailTrainspotting Trail (669 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    Spot the different locomotives, carriages and wagons at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Tree SnakesTree Snakes (238 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    Although most terrestrial snakes are competent climbers, few species in the Brisbane suburbs are experts. Only three local species are regularly encountered in elevated sites, hence identification of snakes seen up trees or among building rafters tends to be a fairly simple procedure.
  • Un-gaire (Swamp Reeds): As told by Aunty Margaret3 of 11 Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories relating to Queensland specimens. These stories are about: the turtle, dugong, triggerfish, mussel shell, boobook owl, dolphin, swamp reeds, djan’djaries, welcome songs, missions, and shadowboxes.
  • VelvetfishVelvetfish Video
    Jeff Johnson talks about the adaptations of velvetfish, in particular a new species that he has discovered. These fish are beautifully camouflaged against the sea weed beds where they feed.
  • Verreaux's SkinkVerreaux's Skink (302 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    Verreaux's skink (Anomalopus verreauxii) is one of the common burrowing skinks in south-east Queensland and is frequently un-earthed by Brisbane gardners.
  • Water ScorpianWater Bugs and Water Scorpions (293 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    Some bugs are predators, usually capturing insects and other invertebrates. Many of these are associated with fresh water. Once the prey is caught it is pierced and injected with saliva. This digests the prey's internal tissues reducing them to a 'soup' to be sucked up and ingested.
  • Sustainable FuturesWater Usage Living Today and in the early 20th Century (744 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet, Student and Teacher notes

    This resource contains a data table that shows how much water is used for general household activities. It gives usage as a rate in litres per minute or as a total volume for the activity. It also compares water usage with that of the past and outlines some of the daily activities and chores that were done in previous centuries.
  • Welcome to the Torres StraitTorres Strait Islanders

    Indigenous to the Torres Strait, the Islanders have a unique origin, history and way of life. Their art and culture differs from that of Aboriginal Australians.

    The Torres Strait Islanders are not one amorphous culture: practices, beliefs, clothing and objects vary between Eastern and Western areas.

    The two main languages spoken are Meriam Mir in the east and Kala Lagaw Ya to the west.
  • What is the horsepower of your family car (1683 KB) pdf document iconTerms from the horse-drawn transport era that are still used today
  • Sustainable environmentsWhere have the animals gone (2302 KB) pdf document iconTeacher's notes

    A case study approach to analysing how changing environmental conditions have impacted on animal populations. What can we do in the future to minimise this impact?
  • Whip Snakes and Marsh Snakes (236 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Brisbane supports a rich snake fauna, with more than 20 different in the suburbs, peripheral bushland and Moreton Bay.
  • Whirly bird (389 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities - instructions

    Make your own helicopter blades to move through the air. How is this similar to some seeds as they spin from the tree? Have fun discovering the science in our world.
  • Whirly Bird template (75 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities - template

    Make your own helicopter blades to move through the air. How is this similar to some seeds as they spin from the tree? Have fun discovering the science in our world.
  • Who am IWho Am I (55 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet
    This activity sheet is based on a visit to the Inquiry Centre at Cobb and Co Museum. It requires students to match the description of an organism with one of the animal in the Inquiry Centre and to write their own descriptions for named animals.
  • Who am I?Who Am I? (361 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Draw a line to match the clue to the animal.
  • Whose job is that?Whose job is that? (336 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Match the worker with the place they work by drawing a line from the person to the map.
  • Wild BackyardsOnline learning resource

    Listen to stories of backyard wildlife. Engage in biodiversity assessments, insect collection, digital story making and observe wildlife close to home.

    The resource includes the Backyard Explorer booklets for use by school and community groups.
  • Wild State Teacher Resources (477 KB) pdf document iconDiscover and understand why Queensland has unique animals and habitats in the exhibition Wild State (opening late 2016) at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. This Teacher Resource provides exhibition information, key teaching points, a glossary and curriculum links. This resource will be updated with maps and pathways following the opening of the exhibition.
  • Winton TrackwayWinton Dinosaur Trackway (472 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Lark Quarry Environmental Park, about 113 km south-west of Winton in Western Queensland, is the scene of one of the world's most remarkable scientific detective stories.
  • Working in the pastWorking in the Past: Year 5 History & English (2871 KB) pdf document iconThis program of work can be linked into in-class units of work on Australia’s colonial past and is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: History and English.
  • WormsWorms (426 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Worms are not all the same! There are about 23 major groups of animals (phyla) which people refer to as 'worms'.
  • Your Rail StoryYour Rail Story (318 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Imagine you are a Museum Curator and have a go at investigating your own family's rail history using this activity sheet.
  • Yun-Gun (Dugong): As told by Aunty Margaret2 of 11 Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories relating to Queensland specimens. These stories are about: the turtle, dugong, triggerfish, mussel shell, boobook owl, dolphin, swamp reeds, djan’djaries, welcome songs, missions, and shadowboxes.
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