• Audience
    Secondary school, Primary school
  • Curriculum area
    Geography, History, Society and culture, First Nations studies, Science and technology
  • 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 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 exhibition discovery to help your students engage with the content.


Connect – Use the map to find the treasures. Encourage students to look closely at the specimens and objects 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 treasures using the discovery questions to help them.

Reflect – Ask students to reflect on their findings and think about why the treasures are of value. 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