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

  • Celebration of CultureOnline learning resource

    This resource looks at some special cultural objects from the museum’s Chinese, Italian, and Papua New Guinea collections. After reading stories about the objects and how they were used, you can play a game in which you become an assistant curator and create a virtual museum exhibition.
  • Find a WordChristmas Find a Word (321 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Find The Workshops Rail Museum's Christmas words hidden in the puzzle.
  • Cicadas - Our Summer Singers (273 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Cicadas are familiar insects to many Australians because of their large size, their conspicuous songs in summer and the empty nymphal shells they leave discarded on tree trunks. More than 50 species of cicadas occur in south-east Queensland.
  • Class A10 No.6 (542 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Class A10 No.6
  • Class AC16 221A (251 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Class AC16 221A
  • Class AC16 221A Activity Sheet (530 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    Activity sheet about the 'Yank' locotmoive, Class AC16 221A.
  • Class DL - 3'6" Gauge Diesel Locomotives (231 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the diesel engine, Class DL - 3'6" Gauge Diesel Locomotives
  • Classification of QR Steam Locomotives (303 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the Classification of QR Steam Locomotives
  • PossumClassifying Challenge (315 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet
    This activity sheet is based on a visit to the Inquiry Centre at Cobb and Co Museum. Its aim is to group living things on the basis of observable characteristics and how these help them to survive in their particular environment.
  • Razor Grinder CicadaCloaked in Camouflage (233 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet
    This activity sheet is based on a visit to the Inquiry Centre at Cobb and Co Museum. It looks different types of camouflage, the purpose of camouflage, and factors that affect camouflage.
  • Collecting Fossils (255 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    The study of fossils is called palaeontology. Amateur palaeontologists can make just as many exciting discoveries as professionals.
  • Coloured Glasses (329 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities - instructions

    The world is a colourful place but what happens if some of that coloured light becomes blocked?

    Have fun discovering the science in our world with this simple hands-on activity.

    Requires Coloured Glasses template.
  • Coloured Glasses template (22 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities - template

    The world is a colourful place but what happens if some of that coloured light becomes blocked?

    Have fun discovering the science in our world with this simple hands-on activity.

    Requires Coloured Glasses instructions.
  • Come and Count the Butterflies (372 KB) pdf document iconLyrics
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Come and Count the Butterflies! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books. One resource of four available for this book.
  • Come and Count the Butterflies (2216 KB) mp3 document iconMusic
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Come and Count the Butterflies! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books. One resource of four available for this book.
  • Come and Count the Butterflies (2216 KB) mp3 document iconSong
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Come and Count the Butterflies! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books. One resource of four available for this book.
  • Come and Count the Butterflies (904 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes and Student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Come and Count the Butterflies! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books. One resource of four available for this book.
  • Commuter RailCommuter Rail: Connecting people & places (572 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    This senior geography program encourages students to explore the historical process that formed current systems of transport. Students are asked to provide solutions for the future development of rail in South East Queensland.
  • Cone ShellsCone Shells (305 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Cone shells (Conus spp.) are among the most abundant and beautifully coloured coiled shells (gastropods) inhabiting marine waters.
  • Cornflour slime (140 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities

    Liquids are everywhere but can you hit a liquid?

    Have fun discovering the science in our world with this simple hands-on activity.
  • Count me First! (379 KB) pdf document iconLyrics
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Count Me First! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Count me First! (2435 KB) mp3 document iconMusic
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Count Me First! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Count me First! (2435 KB) mp3 document iconSong
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Count Me First! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Count me First! (683 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes and Student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Count Me First! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Sustainable environmentsCreating a natural history exhibition (748 KB) pdf document iconTeacher's notes

    Creating a natural history exhibition is a guide to creating a natural history exhibition on human impacts on native populations. A case study of the koala in urban environments is presented.
  • Creepy CrawliesCreepy Crawlies (1024 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    See if you can see the creepy crawlies before they see you! How many snakes are there? How many spiders are there?
  • Crested Hawk (257 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Each year from about early winter to mid-spring, Brisbane is treated to an 'invasion' by large numbers of a medium-sized, strikingly beautiful bird of prey - the Pacific Baza or Crested Hawk (Aviceda subcristata).
  • Cretaceous Marine ReptilesCretaceous Marine Reptiles (294 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Reptiles were among the first vertebrates to live on the land. Many millions of years after they first appeared, some reptiles returned to the sea, possibly to take advantage of abundant food supplies.
  • Crowned snakes (279 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Crowned snakes (genus Cacophis) are small, weakly venomous snakes that derive their name from the distinctive pale marking on the neck.
  • Dandiiri Maiwar (364 KB) pdf document iconStudent Notes

    Dandiiri Maiwar is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures centre at Queensland Museum South Bank. Includes age appropriate information and a glossary.
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