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.

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

  • The Future of Rail: A Design Challenge (2479 KB) pdf document iconExplore the past, present and future of electrical energy, including its generation and ability to power movement around our vast state. In this activity, students design and develop a ‘clean’ train and rail system used to transport valuable collection items between metropolitan and regional museums across the state. Students explore how electricity is used by varied types of trains to complete this design challenge.
  • Part of a Butter ChurnThree Step Object Analysis (20 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets
    This is a simple object analysis activity sheet that encourages descriptive language and higher level thinking.
  • Tortoise BeetleTortoise BeetlesVideo
    Dr Chris Burwell talks about the adaptations of tortoise beetles, including both the adult and larval stages. Structural as well as behavioural adaptations of the larvae are discussed This includes the waving of a ‘poo club’ against predator attack.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. This Teacher Resource provides exhibition information, key teaching points, a glossary, curriculum links and exhibition map.
  • 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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