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Resource List

  • 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.
  • Adaptations 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.
  • 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.
  • BeesBee FliesVideo
    Dr Chris Lambkin talks about the adaptations of bee flies, in particular three types of camouflage or crypsis: background matching; disruptive coloration; coincident disruptive coloration. Beautiful images of bee flies are shown.
  • Biodiscovery & the Great Barrier ReefOnline learning resource

    Discover the beauty and uniqueness of the Great Barrier Reef and its creatures. Investigate how human activities and climate change are affecting the reef.

    Teacher Resource Booklet (PDF, 2.4MB)
  • Biodiscovery and the Great Barrier Reef Teacher Resource Booklet (2423 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes, Student worksheets, Activity sheets, Hands-on activities

    This is a 56 page booklet from the online learning resource Biodiscovery and the Great Barrier Reef. It contains activities, structured discussions, investigations, projects, criteria sheets and many more resources.
  • Boobook Owl: Stradbroke Island Story6 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.
  • Brisbane City Council Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (7856 KB) pdf document iconThe Brisbane City Council (BCC), through its Environment & Parks Branch engaged the services of the Queensland Museum (QM)’s Centre for Biodiversity (QCB) to undertake a comprehensive Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (TISR) in the City of Brisbane as part of the Council's Co-operative Biodiversity Research Program.
  • Nic HadnuttThe Last Days of Burke and Wills – the discoveriesVideo
    Watch and listen to the recent findings of archaeological fieldwork which recovered a number of artefacts from a remote Queensland site. Is this evidence from the last days of Burke and Wills? Presented as part of the Our Story Your Story talk series at Queensland Museum South Bank.
  • Nic HadnuttThe Last Days of Burke and Wills – the journeyVideo
    Watch and listen to the historic journey made by Burke and Wills to cross Australia from south to north. Presented as part of the Our Story Your Story talk series at Queensland Museum South Bank.
  • Carpet PythonsCarpet PythonsVideo
    Kieran Aland talks about the adaptations of carpet pythons, in particular their camouflage; forked tongue; ways of detecting warm-blooded animals; and how they are able to swallow very large prey.
  • CatchmentsCatchments Teacher Resource Booklet (593 KB) pdf document iconTeacher resource book
    Teacher notes and activities for student investigations. This teacher resource book is designed to assist with a study of local waterways. It contains information on local weed species; riparian vegetation; macro-invertebrates; and how water quality affects species distribution.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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