• Audience
    Children and families, Early years, Primary school, Secondary school, Tertiary
  • Curriculum area
    Science (Biology), Science, Science and Technology, Science (Earth and Environmental Science)
  • Resource type
    Conversation starters

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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 conversation starters to help your students engage with the content.


Connect – When choosing an animal or object, encourage students to look closely at its main features.

Share – Students are encouraged to share and discuss their ideas through meaningful conversation.

Reflect – Through whole group discussion, students can reflect on their findings and experiences.



How to use

Begin by gathering your students in an clear space within the exhibition. Explain and distribute or access the conversation starters in a way that is appropriate for your group. Conclude where you began, giving students the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences.

Time needed: Approximately 5-10 minutes per card.

Click and print

Download and print the conversation starters 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.

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Tap and swipe

Tap on an image below and use your mobile device to swipe through the questions and prompts.