Author Archives: Adriana Bauer

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.

Adriana Bauer says Goodbye!

My contract at Queensland Museum ends today. For the last three years and four months I have been working in the Strategic Learning section of Queensland Museum. During this time, my colleagues and I have produced online learning resources such … Continue reading

Posted in New Science Exhibitions, Science Learning Resources | Tagged | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Classroom Practice, Science Learning Resources | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Classroom Practice, Science Learning Resources | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

QM Loans kits and the Australian Curriculum

Recently, our seconded teachers finished producing and labelling some new kits and these are now available for borrowing through QM Loans. These new kits are External Features and Micro Marvels. The first one is linked to Years 1 & 3, … Continue reading

Posted in Classroom Practice, Science Learning Resources | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Stranded Humpback Whale

Recently an adult Humpback Whale beached itself on North Stradbroke Island, just 1 km south of the Main Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The cause of death is unknown though it may have been infection-related due to the snagging and … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Proud Parents at QM

Last week some of our Giant Burrowing Cockroaches gave birth so we are proud parents here at Queensland Museum. Giant Burrowing Cockroaches are insects classified in the Phylum Arthropoda, Order Blattodea. They are native to Australia and found mostly in tropical … Continue reading

Posted in Discovery Centre | Tagged | 1 Comment

Microscopes through the Ages

I was walking along the corridor on level 5 of Queensland Museum last week, pondering the topic of my blog post for this week.  I passed by the doorway to our conservation area and saw some very old microscopes. This … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment