AudiencePrimary school, Secondary school
TypeSelf-led, Teaching resources
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Exhibition discoveries help students develop historical or scientific inquiry skills through connecting with key objects or specimens on display in exhibitions. Students are encouraged to discuss and share ideas about the items using the questions provided.
Learn about dinosaurs that once roamed Australia and the rest of the world in our Dinosaurs exhibition. Find out what palaeontologists do to find out about prehistoric animals, see a huge T-rex autopsy, and touch some real fossils. Use our exhibition discovery to help your students engage with the content.
Connect – Use the map to find the dinosaurs and fossils. Encourage students to look closely at the them and connect with what they see, think and feel. Read nearby text panels or touchscreens for extra information.
Share – Facilitate opportunities for students to share and discuss their ideas about the dinosaurs and fossils using the discovery questions to help them.
Reflect – Ask students to reflect on their findings from each display. We suggest you share ideas and findings as a whole group to help refine key messages and learning outcomes.
How to use
Click and print
Download and print the exhibition discovery PDF before you visit the Museum. They can be used as they are or cut up and distributed amongst your group. The cards can be done in any order, and students can work individually or in small groups. No pens or pencils are needed.
Tap and swipe
Tap on an image below and use your mobile device to swipe through the pictures, prompts and map.