Monthly Archives: November 2011

Classification with Year 7 (Australian Curriculum)

A couple of weeks ago I started working with a teacher at a local primary school. Her year 7 class had finished most of their science course for the year so we developed a short unit on classification that the … Continue reading

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Sustainability Focus in new Australian Curricula

Sustainability is one of the three cross-curriculum priorities in the new Australian curricula. This topic can be incorporated quite easily into teaching units for the new Science, History, and English curricula that are to be implemented in 2012. As stated … Continue reading

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Backyard Explorer coastal Queensland events

Queensland Museum scientists conducted workshops in North Keppel Island, Mackay, Innisfail, and Torres Strait dedicated to assessing local biodiversity and the effect of human impact using data from insect trapping. These workshops were the final series funded with assistance from … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes – The Baby Daisy Vacuum Cleaner

This blog highlights another piece of early technology which is held in storage, ‘behind the scenes’  as part of the State collection. It has been written with the assistance of Peter Volk, Assistant Collection Manager, Queensland Museum South Bank. Vacuuming the … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes – the Lumiere Cinematographe

Colleagues in the QM Cultures and Histories program have been researching  information about some of the oldest cameras in the museum collection, held in storage ‘behind the scenes’. This prompted me to write about a fascinating piece of early technology: the Lumiere Cinematographe. The … Continue reading

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