Dinosaur Video Conference
Image from Dinosnore 2019 Image: Anna Kucera
© Australian Museum

How do we know Dinosaurs existed? Why did they go extinct? How do we know how big they were and where they lived? Discover the answers to these questions and more in our virtual excursion about these amazing animals. Using real fossils (including fossil poo!), your class will learn how scientists piece together mysteries from the past, such as what Dinosaurs ate, where they lived, the types of Dinosaurs in Australia, and if they are still living with us today!

This video conference will be held online via Zoom. After submitting your booking request, an email will be sent with your confirmed session details and the Zoom link.

Year level/stage: Stage 1

Days: Monday to Thursday

Times: 9-3pm (45 minute session)

Maximum number of students per session: 30

Cost: $100 per class, plus $50 for each additional class


Stage 1

Science

ST1-10LW Describes external features, changes in and growth of living things

ST1-4WS Investigates questions and predictions by collecting and recording data, sharing and reflecting on their experiences and comparing what they and others know

English

EN1-1A Communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and considers how own communication is adjusted in different situations


To connect your classroom to the Australian Museum via video conference you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A camera and microphone connected to your device
  • A device with a display, e.g. Laptop, Chromebook, iPad, Desktop

For a whole class or group connecting together you will also need:

  • A projector or screen connected to your device
  • Working speakers connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up

If connecting on individual devices you will need:

  • Working speakers or headphones connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.

The simplest way to connect is through a direct connection using Zoom via Aarnet. The connection does not require any software to be downloaded, but does require a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

The Zoom connection to the Australian Museum is secure and private.

After confirming your school’s booking you will receive an instructional email, that will contain the link to the Zoom room and the passcode required to enter the room. Click on the link to open the connection in your chosen web browser. Zoom will automatically activate your device’s camera and microphone.

If your school is unable to connect using the above methods, contact us to discuss other options for connecting with the Museum by emailing video.conferencing@australian.museum