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Resource List

  • 1250 Class Diesel: No. 1262 (746 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, 1250 Class Diesel: No. 1262
  • 2000 Class Railmotors2000 Class Railmotors (96 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    Imagine taking your first trip on the first two car 2000 Class Railmotor in 1956.
  • 2000 Class Railmotors (505 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, 2000 Class Railmotors
  • A Fossil Community (55 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. The aim is to infer from fossils, the changes in populations and habitats over time. Changes over time at the Mt Etna site, near Rockhampton, are examined.
  • A Teachers Guide to The Workshops Rail Museum (1849 KB) pdf document iconA pictorial guide providing teachers with an overview of the different Museum zones and offers items of note to point out to students and possible discussion questions.
  • AdaptationsAdaptations Teaching Unit (1336 KB) pdf document icon[Australian Curriculum] Teacher Notes and Student worksheets, units and lesson plans
    This unit focuses on the adaptations of organisms and is linked to the Australian Science Curriculum. It covers a term teaching unit with lesson plans, student worksheets, and assessment instruments.
  • Additional support materials for QM Loans kits (78 KB) pdf document iconCurriculum-related support materials for QM Loans learning resource kits
  • Akul (Mussel Shells): As told by Aunty Sarah5 of 11 Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories relating to Queensland specimens such as the mussel shell, boobook owl, dolphin, swamp reeds, and djan’djaries. These stories are about: the turtle, dugong, triggerfish, songs, missions, and shadowboxes.
  • Animal survival (509 KB) pdf document iconStudent worksheets
    An outline for analysing and researching how animals survive on Stradbroke Island. These sheets consider issues for survival and can be used with the Sun Sand Salt and Survival kits available from Queensland Museum Loans.
  • Sustainable environmentsAnimal survival on Stradbroke Island (578 KB) pdf document iconTeacher's notes
    A study of how some of the animals found on Stradbroke Island survive their environment. This activity uses the specimens in the Sun Sand Salt and Survival kits available for borrowing from QM loans.
  • Sustainable environmentsAnimal Survivor - Student notes (410 KB) pdf document iconStudent's notes
    Students analyse an animal to relate its features to its survival success in the current environmental conditions. Students then make predictions about how the animal may survive if conditions were to change. Finally, students suggest some features of the animal that may make it better equipped to survive in its habitat.
  • Sustainable environmentsAnimal Survivor - Teacher notes (1645 KB) pdf document iconTeacher's notes
    Teacher’s notes to guiding students to relate an animal’s features to its survival success in the current environmental conditions. Students then make predictions about how the animal may survive if conditions were to change. Finally, students suggest some features of the animal that may make it better equipped to survive in its habitat.
  • Animals of Australia (361 KB) pdf document iconLyrics
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Animals of Australia from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection. One resource of four available for this book. This charming early childhood book features exquisite, watercolour illustrations by famed 19th century naturalist John Gould.
  • Animals of Australia (1337 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes and Student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Animals of Australia from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection. One resource of four available for this book. This charming early childhood book features exquisite, watercolour illustrations by famed 19th century naturalist John Gould.
  • Animals of Australia Music (3121 KB) mp3 document iconMusic
    This audio file supports Animals of Australia from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection. One resource of four available for this book. This charming early childhood book features exquisite, watercolour illustrations by famed 19th century naturalist John Gould.
  • Animals of Australia Song (3152 KB) mp3 document iconSong
    This audio file supports Animals of Australia from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection. One resource of four available for this book. This charming early childhood book features exquisite, watercolour illustrations by famed 19th century naturalist John Gould.
  • Animals that grow up in familiesAnimals that grow up in families (5685 KB) ppt document iconOnline learning resource

    An educational slide show for young learners about animals that grow up in families and how these groups meet the young animal’s needs. (Year 2 Australian Curriculum: Science). The stages of growth and how the young change are demonstrated through 4 animals (magpie, dog, feathertail glider and ant). The slideshow is divided into sections to allow for non-linear navigation.
  • ArchaeologyArchaeology at Queensland Museum (265 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Archaeology is defined, the content of the Queensland Museum archaeological collections is oulined and we tell you how to become an archaeologist.
  • Asian House GeckosAsian House Geckos (251 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    People in Brisbane, other parts of eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales are fast discovering a new, noisier house gecko lodging in their homes. The distinctive, clicking, 'chuck, chuck, chuck…' of the Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus), has rapidly become part of the urban soundscape.
  • Assassin Bugs (244 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Assassin bugs (the large family Reduviidae) are predatory and feed on the body juices of other animals, mainly other insects. These are called assassin bugs because they hide in ambush for their prey.
  • Australian Paralysis TickAustralian Paralysis Tick (269 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Almost all tick bites on people in the humid coastal region of eastern Australia are from the Australian Paralysis Tick (Ixodes holocyclus).
  • B13 Class & Pompey (439 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, B13 Class & Pompey
  • Backyard Explorer Data Collation Sheet (1100 KB) xls document iconStudent’s notes

    This data spreadsheet tool can be used to collate data from a collection event. You can enter and record location data, abiotic conditions and population counts of invertebrate orders.
  • Backyard Explorer Data Collation Sheet (Sample) (1080 KB) xls document iconStudent's notes (.xls Excel spreadsheet)

    This data spreadsheet tool can be used to collate data from a collection event. This a sheet with some sample data entered to a give an overview of how it can be used.
  • Backyard Explorer Data Collation User Manual (2259 KB) pdf document iconTeacher's notes

    This manual guides the user to setup and enter data on the data collation tool spreadsheet. The manual includes screen shots and explanatory notes on how each data sheet is used. There is a troubleshooting guide for each sheet.
  • Backyard Explorer Leader's Guide (1239 KB) pdf document iconTeacher's notes

    This guide provides teachers with an outline on how to construct biodiversity assessments of sites in the school area. A case study example is used to help guide the process. There are also detailed guides on constructing pitfall traps as well as handy tips for identification of insects to order level.
  • Backyard Explorer User's Guide (1346 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s notes

    In this ecological study, you will find out what native animals and habitats are found in your schoolyard, and make a digital story about them. The study utilises collection and data analysis methodologies used by Queensland Museum scientists. Associated resources can be found on the Learning Place as the virtual field trip room Wild Backyards. Schools across Queensland are invited to join this project to add to the richness of the data collected.
  • WeavingBags and Baskets (272 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Bags and baskets have been used across all Indigenous Australian communities for a variety of purposes.
  • Bag MothsBag-shelter Moths & processionary caterpillars (283 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet
    Many Australians are familiar with the very hairy, processionary caterpillars that follow each other head-to-tail and form long chains in late summer and autumn.
  • BB18 1/4 - No.1079 & No.1089 (600 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, BB18 1/4 - No.1079 & No.1089
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