• Audience
    Children and families, Early years, Primary school, Secondary school, Tertiary
  • Curriculum area
    Science, History, Geography, Society and Culture, First Nations Studies, Modern History
  • Resource type
    Conversation starters

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Learn about the most-valued objects from the Australian Museum’s collections in the 200 Treasures exhibition. Some are very old; some are very rare. Some are beautiful; others mysterious. All tell fascinating and unexpected stories. 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.