• Audience
    Secondary school, Primary school
  • Curriculum area
    Science (Biology), Science and technology, Science (Earth and environmental science), Science (Investigating science)
  • Resource type
    Exhibition discoveries

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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 all about the weird and wonderful creatures that we share this immense continent with, and their extinct predecessors in the Surviving Australia exhibition. Exploring the fascinating and sometimes scary animals living in our waterways, oceans, mountains and deserts, this gallery will answer your questions about Australia’s unique wildlife. Use our exhibition discovery to help your students engage with the content.


Connect – Use the map to find the animals. Encourage students to look closely at these 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 animals using the discovery questions to help them.

Reflect – Ask students to reflect on their findings of each animal. 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.

OR

Tap and swipe

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


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Secondary school