Category Archives: Science Learning Resources

Indigenous Science: “Australia Had Ancient Trade Routes Too”

Trade and trading routes have developed and existed for many thousands of years all over the world.  In the period when Europe and Asia had the Silk Road and Spice Trade, Australian Aborigines were also using trade routes along overland … Continue reading

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Backyard Explorer North Queensland May 2012

Queensland Museum scientists will conduct free workshops this week in Atherton, Innisfail, and Cairns dedicated to assessing local biodiversity and the effect of human impact using data from insect trapping. These workshops will be funded with assistance from Landcare through Fiona … Continue reading

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New Ways of Looking at Old Treasures

The recent opening of Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb exhibition prompted delight on the faces of QM staff and the visiting public.  In addition to supervising the opening of the exhibition, British Museum expert Dr John Taylor identified a very significant old … Continue reading

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Symphony of Science

In a previous post I highlighted the use of quotes to inspire students. Well the videos I have recently come across have inspiration in spades, they will knock your socks off and leave your students with a sense of awe. … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Superstar in the Headlines Again

Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex) is the superstar of the pre-historic world. The tyrant lizard king lived in the Cretaceous period about 60 million years ago (not the Jurassic period, 150 million years ago as some movies would have you believe). Everyone … Continue reading

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Incredible Insects: From the desk of Quentin the Quoll

To teach the Biological Sciences sub strand of the Australian Curriculum well, teachers need to feel fairly comfortable with living things. Of particular benefit is knowledge of insects, firstly because they are invertebrates and therefore don’t require the enormous screeds of paperwork for … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Science Tools: the Morah Stone

Greetings from the Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ). My name is Letitia Murgha and I am a member of the Strategic Learning team which is comprised of four seconded teachers from Education Queensland. We do lots of things across the museum network … Continue reading

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