Resources

New classification resources about shells are available to download now!

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

  • 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.
  • Magnetic TermitesMagnetic Termites (298 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    Termites are found on all continents, but magnetic mounds are natural wonders of the tropical Australian landscape.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Micro Marvels Teacher Resource Booklet (1497 KB) pdf document iconThis booklet complements the Micro Marvels kit that can be borrowed from Queensland Museum Loans. It focuses on Year 5-7 of the Australian Science Curriculum and deals with topics such as adaptations, effect of the environment on animals, and classification. The kit includes a digital microscope.
  • 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 (154 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    Muttaburrasaurus langdoni roamed the Australian landscape about 100 million years ago. The dinosaur is known from three specimens from central and northern Queensland and is believed to have been quite common during early Cretaceous Period.
  • Muttaburrasaurus GameBe a palaeontologist and reconstruct a pile of dinosaur bones in the Muttaburrasaurus Game.
  • Myora (Missions): As told by Aunty Margaret8 of 11 Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories about Queensland specimens such as the mussel shell, boobook owl, dolphin, swamp reeds, and djan’djaries.
  • 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.
  • Needs of Living Things (2463 KB) pdf document iconThis booklet addresses the P-Year 1 biological sciences strand of the Australian Science curriculum. It looks at what humans and other animals need to survive and the features that assist with their survival.
  • Needs of Living Things - adaptations (4433 KB) ppt document iconPowerPoint Presentation. Part 4 of 4. A unit of work covering Biological Science Understanding in the Australian Curriculum for Prep and Year 1, using the children’s picture book Down to Earth as a key resource
  • Needs of Living Things - food (4584 KB) ppt document iconPowerPoint Presentation. Part 2 of 4. A unit of work covering Biological Science Understanding in the Australian Curriculum for Prep and Year 1, using the children’s picture book Down to Earth as a key resource
  • Needs of Living Things - shelter (5413 KB) ppt document iconPowerPoint Presentation. Part 3 of 4. A unit of work covering Biological Science Understanding in the Australian Curriculum for Prep and Year 1, using the children’s picture book Down to Earth as a key resource
  • Needs of Living Things - what I need (4210 KB) ppt document iconPowerPoint Presentation. Part 1 of 4. A unit of work covering Biological Science Understanding in the Australian Curriculum for Prep and Year 1, using the children’s picture book Down to Earth as a key resource
  • Needs of Living Things (word doc) (8125 KB) doc document iconThis booklet addresses the P-Year 1 biological sciences strand of the Australian Science curriculum. It looks at what humans and other animals need to survive and the features that assist with their survival.
  • Ninnarmee (Welcome Song): As told by Alex Bond10 of 11 Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories about Queensland specimens such as the mussel shell, boobook owl, dolphin, swamp reeds, and djan’djaries.
  • Opening weekend, Awakening: Stories from the Torres StraitVideo
    Watch the opening weekend celebrations including live performances as we launched our major exhibition, Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait.
  • 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 WaspsPaper Wasps (299 KB) pdf document icon

    Fact Sheet



    The strings of paper wasp nests hanging from the eaves of an old Queenslander or from a rusty barbed wire fence are a typical part of Australia.

  • 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.
  • Pinning techniquePreserving and Pinning Insects (639 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Fact sheet demonstrating the correct techniques for pinning insects such as butterflies, grasshoppers and beetles
  • PseudofossilsPseudofossils (239 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fossils are common and are found in a variety of shapes and sizes, but there are a number of common rock and mineral structures mistaken for fossils. These are called pseudofossils (false fossils).
  • Pythons in BrisbanePythons of Brisbane (240 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    The largest Australian snake is the Amethyst Python (Morelia amethistina) of northern Queensland and New Guinea . This slender species averages about 3.5 m, though there is an unsubstantiated record of 8 m.
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