Inquiry Centre Challenge

We have lots of skulls, beaks, bones and teeth in the Inquiry Centre at Queensland Museum South Bank. Often we devise some activities for our visitors such as:

Can you pick which animal these bones belong to? The selection includes bones from a turtle, dugong, horse, cow and a pig. Are you able to solve the puzzle?

Whose bones are these?

Sometimes you may be asked to Find a Fossil by hunting through selections of pointed shells, mussels, round shells and other fossils in a collection.

Challenges are changing all the time so pop in to our Inquiry Centre on Level 3 and take up the challenge!

Some activity sheets that are based on the Australian Science Curriculum and involve a visit to the Inquiry Centre at Queensland Museum South Bank are: Bird Beaks and Feet; and Observation and Classification Skills. These can be found in the Learning Resources section of our website.

The answers to the above puzzle are:

1. Pig (Skull);  2. Dugong (bottom jaw bone);  3. Cow (Bottom Jaw);  4. Turtle;  5. Horse (bottom Jaw);  6. Turtle; 7. Dugong (Skull).

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About Adriana Bauer

I am a Senior Project Officer (Biodiversity) in the Strategic Learning section of the Queensland Museum. I have been working here since August 2008 but before then, I was teaching in secondary schools in Brisbane. My subject areas include Biology, Junior Science, and Junior and Senior Mathematics. Since working at the museum, I have been involved in developing online learning resources, QM Loans kits, updating our Inquiry Centre Fact Sheets, delivering professional development for teachers, and writing educational resources that support the new Australian Science Curriculum. I have a passion and interest in biodiversity and did my academic studies at the University of Queensland where I obtained a B.Sc, B.A, and Dip. Ed.
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