Resources

Resources for schools & groups, kids & families and adults.

Includes activities, online learning programs, games, school resources, fact sheets and more. Some learning resources require the Adobe Flash Player which can be downloaded from www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer.

Some of these resources are specific to your museum visit experience. Please be aware that exhibition content may change and some elements of these resources may not apply at the time of your visit. If possible, we recommend a preliminary visit for School or Group visit co-ordinators, to inform your planning.


Resource List

  • Careers in TourismEmployment & Careers in Tourism (422 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    This program includes a presentation from museum staff. It gives students the opportunity to explore future career prospects with in the tourism industry.
  • Energy and ChangeEnergy and Change Machines Challenge (967 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    This unit explores ideas related to science as a human endeavour and explores how machines using energy change processes can create devices that are environmentally friendly and more energy efficient than those currently in use today.
  • Energy and Change Science Trail: Years 8 to 10 (843 KB) pdf document iconThis trail challenges students to develop their own energy efficient device while exploring the Museum and experimenting with the hands-on science stations.
  • Garrett Steam Traction Engine (361 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Garrett Steam Traction Engine
  • Generating Electricity: Past and Present (4986 KB) pdf document iconExplore the past, present and future of electrical energy, including its generation and ability to power movement around our vast state. In this activity, students use visual literacy skills to examine how electricity was generated and used by the rail industry between 1900 and 1940. Students also explore current methods of electricity generation and the environmental impacts of these processes.
  • Gold Diesel No. 1281 (413 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the diesel engine, Gold Diesel No. 1281
  • Great Railway Journeys of Australia Education Kit (2165 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    Specially designed to provide activities for a younger audience. This kit includes activities to do while visiting the exhibition Great Railway Journeys of Australia and back in the classroom.
  • History of the Teddy BearHistory of the Teddy Bear (358 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    Have you ever wonder why stuffed bears are always called ‘Teddy Bears’. It’s actually an interesting story.
  • Hunslet Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive (459 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Hunslet Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive
  • I Spy TrailI Spy Trail (675 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet
  • Identify the ThemeIdentify the Theme (226 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Match The Workshops Rail Museum exhibition themes with their pictures.
  • Life on the LineLife on the Line Education Kit (2348 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    This Education Kit complements the Life on the Line touring exhibition and is specially designed to provide activities for a younger audience.
  • Maglev Locomotive (130 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Diagram of a Maglev Locomotive
  • Marketing & TourismMarketing Tourism at the Museum (580 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    This program includes a presentation from museum marketing and education staff. It explores the techniques used to develop The Workshops Rail Museum into a leading tourist destination. Students can take on the role of marketer in order to create an award submission for the museum.
  • Missing Mail BagsMissing Mail Bags (301 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Count the number of missing mail bags and draw a picture of them.
  • Mission Invisible Year Four and Six Students (461 KB) pdf document iconYou are about to take a journey into the invisible world. You will discover what Scientists know about the smallest particles that make up all matter and the universe. You will find out how they discover these mysteries and then practice some of their methods to make some discoveries of your own. You will learn how to describe objects that you cannot see when you accept the challenge of Mission Invisible! To succeed in this challenge you will need to use all your detection powers to discover the secrets of the mystery box.
  • Mission Invisible Year Four and Six Teacher Notes (1049 KB) pdf document iconYou are about to take a journey into the invisible world. You will discover what Scientists know about the smallest particles that make up all matter and the universe. You will find out how they discover these mysteries and then practice some of their methods to make some discoveries of your own. You will learn how to describe objects that you cannot see when you accept the challenge of Mission Invisible! To succeed in this challenge you will need to use all your detection powers to discover the secrets of the mystery box.
  • Mission Invisible Year Nine Students (180 KB) pdf document iconYou are about to take a journey through a series of activities that will further develop your ideas about Atomic Theory beyond the Planetary Model of the atom. The processes of detection of sub-atomic particles are introduced by looking at some historical methods that Scientists have used to discover more about matter and the universe. You will then move on to look at current technologies to find out what Scientists are learning from the Large Hadron Collider experiments. Learning from what Scientists are doing, you will have the skills to finally undertake an investigation of your own, using detector instruments to find evidence of the nature of particles in a sealed container.
  • Mission Invisible Year Nine Teacher Notes (462 KB) pdf document iconYou are about to take a journey through a series of activities that will further develop your ideas about Atomic Theory beyond the Planetary Model of the atom. The processes of detection of sub-atomic particles are introduced by looking at some historical methods that Scientists have used to discover more about matter and the universe. You will then move on to look at current technologies to find out what Scientists are learning from the Large Hadron Collider experiments. Learning from what Scientists are doing, you will have the skills to finally undertake an investigation of your own, using detector instruments to find evidence of the nature of particles in a sealed container.
  • Mix & MatchMix & Match (298 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Match the jobs with their description.
  • Funnel-web spiderMuseum Experts VideosWatch our experts talk about an artefact, specimen or process from their area of research and learn about what our scientists and curators do. Investigate the adaptations that organisms possess to help them survive in their particular environment.
  • Nippers TrailNippers Trail 1 (739 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    This activity trail provides an opportunity for students to follow an established route through a large portion of the Museum. By following the trail, children and their carers are more likely to consider and explore all the Museum has to offer.
  • Numbers TrailNumber Trail (617 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet
  • Panhard Railmotor RM14 (612 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the Panhard Railmotor RM14
  • PB15 No.444 (360 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, PB15 No.444
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