Past teacher programs

Our past teacher programs have focused on curriculum strands, specific exhibitions, object based learning and museum resources.

Find out about upcoming teacher programs and other teacher resources.

Discover more - Humanoid Discovery

February 2015

Discover more - Humanoid Discovery teacher program was held on 10 February 2015 and provided teachers with a free preview of the Humanoid Discovery exhibition which is on at the Sciencentre until 12 July 2015. Teachers attending the preview focused on the exhibition's main themes, links to the curriculum and how the exhibition could support their students' learning. Each teacher received a Teacher Pack as part of the program.   

Discover more - Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

September 2013

Discover more – Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul  provided teachers with a unique opportunity to preview this touring exhibition after school hours. The session showcased learning resources to support student learning and align with curriculum.  This Professional Development session was attended by 70 teachers from South East Qld and Northern NSW. Our special thanks goes to those teachers who partnered with Qld Museum's Learning Team to further develop and describe educational resources and experiences this exhibition could offer.

Discover more - Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb

April 2012

Our sell out Teacher Preview of Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb was held on Tuesday 24 April 2012. 110 teachers from both primary and secondary schools attended the evening. Upon arrival, teachers were greeted with light refreshements and received their teacher kit. This was followed by a presentation that covered the themes and artefacts within the exhibition, the importance of the ancient Egytian civilization and relevance to today, and resources for teachers. Teachers then donned their 3D glasses and began their journey into ancient Egypt, virtually unwrapping the mummy Nesperennub. Whilst exploring the more than 100 objects in the exhibition, teachers talked one-on-one with museum staff about the themes in the exhibition, additional stories behind some of the priceless artefacts, how to book tickets and what to do when coming for their school visit. Education and Cultures & Histories staff were on hand to speak with teachers.  


Discover more - Whodunit?

February 2012

Teachers from 17 south-east Queensland schools attended Discover more - Whodunit? teacher program on 21 February 2012. This teacher program previewed the Whodunit? forensic science exhibition which supports teaching in Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endevour and Science Inquiry Skills.  This interactive exhibition explores scientific methods used to solve crimes and engages students in making predictions, testing ideas, recording observations, comparing results and communicating findings. Teachers had a relaxed opportunity to explore the exhibition, view relevant resources, get ideas for classroom activities and speak one-on-one with Museum learning staff about their specific needs. All teachers received a Teacher Resource Kit and refreshments were provided at the start of the program.

Whodunit? teacher program











Discover more – Megawatt

March 2011

Over 50 teachers booked into Discover more – Megawatt teacher program on 1 March 2011. This teacher program previewed the Megawatt exhibition which supports the teaching of Energy and Change, Science as a Human Endeavour and Natural and Processed Materials. The Megawatt exhibition explores the role of electricity in our everyday lives. During this teacher program, teachers explored electricity concepts, got hands-on with practical activities for the classroom, had an opportunity to view and play with the Megawatt interactive exhibits and received a teacher bag with resource ideas and materials. Refreshments were provided at the start of the program, enabling teachers to refresh before the program and have an opportunity to meet and catch up with colleagues and museum staff.
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Discover more – Energy and Change

August 2010

Queensland Museum South Bank has engaging exhibitions, programs and resources that can support the teaching of Energy and Change in your classroom. This teacher program provided a relaxed opportunity for teachers to explore these exhibitions and resources, speak one-on-one with Education Qld and Museum education staff about specific needs and find out more about accessing these resources.

Teachers were provided with print resources, suggested activities and web links. Feature exhibitions included ENERGEX Playasaurus Place and Imagination Factory: Invent and Play (temporary exhibition in the Sciencentre). Resources included Science in a Box, a resource kit from Queensland Museum Loans and downloadable learning resources Sustainable Futures and Energy Usage: Past, Present and Future from ENERGEX Playasaurus Place and Science Challenges from Imagination Factory: Invent and Play.

Discover more – Energy and Change coincided with Queensland Museum South Bank’s celebration of National Science Week.

 Energy and Change teacher program
Energy and Change teacher program

Museum interactive and object-based learning

May 2009

Museums and Sciencentres are synonymous with hands-on and object-based learning. Interactive learning fosters students’ curiosity, enthusiasm and investigation, all within a real-world context.

This workshop focused on the value of object-based learning and showcased the varied Museum and Sciencentre resources that exist for teachers and students. The workshop included free entry to the Sciencentre.

This workshop was particularly relevant to Queensland and Northern NSW teachers who would be accessing our state wide resources, however participating teachers came from as far away as Perth and Melbourne, with a particular interest in our on-line resources.

People looking at a computer screen
Wild Backyards online resource 
showcased for teachers.