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

  • 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
  • Perry 0-6-2T: "Flash" (352 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Perry 0-6-2T: "Flash"
  • Physics in the MuseumPhysics in the Museum (419 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    Explore the Museum exhibitions, looking for applications of physics in the objects on display. Look for applications that include: forces, Simple machines, work and energy, energy transformation, linear and rotational motion.
  • Physics TrailPhysics Trail (1372 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    These activities are designed for use by Senior School students conducting an in-depth study of applications of physical principles.
  • Plate Tectonics 1 Continental Drift (3640 KB) pdf document iconCan you imagine a 3 metre long amphibian walking through Brisbane?! Use fossil evidence from these prehistoric giants and other ancient life to identify how the continents have moved through time, and use this fossil evidence to recreate a map of Gondwana.
  • Plate Tectonics 2 Plate Tectonics and Australia (3770 KB) pdf document iconAustralia has moved over time, and is still moving! Work as a scientist to predict how the movement of the Australian plate would have influenced flora and fauna, and calculate the current movement of Australia as we drift north. Use your understanding of the continents and spatial awareness to solve a tectonic plate puzzle, and identify the geological features and events found at plate boundaries.
  • Plate Tectonics 3 Plate Boundaries (2569 KB) pdf document iconMonsters in the mountains, how did they get there? In this resource you are going to use mini Mars bars to examine the features and events that occur at plate boundaries, and discover how fossils can end up in unexpected places.
  • Rail Transportation: Past and Present (1785 KB) pdf document iconYear 3 History and English

    This program of work aims to enhance students’ understanding of train development and rail as a form of transport over time and encourage students to reflect on the experiences, attitudes and histories of family members and others in relation to train travel. Includes a student worksheet, teacher guide and resources section.
  • Real ScalesReal Scales (308 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Write the model train scales as a sentence.
  • MazeSanta Maze (743 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Help Santa find his way to The Workshops Rail Museum in time for Christmas.
  • Santas SleighSanta's Sleigh (948 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Draw a picture of how you would like your Santa's Sleigh to look.
  • Shapes Numbers Trail Prep (1179 KB) pdf document iconThis worksheet provides an opportunity for Prep students to follow a trail that visits most parts of the Museum. The trail is based on shapes and numbers where students are required to search for shapes within the buildings, locomotives, carriages and goods wagons, and complete number and counting related activities about these items.
  • Shell classification activity using a dichotomous key (3598 KB) pdf document iconLearn about classification by taking a trip to the beach! In this activity students use a dichotomous key to identify common Queensland seashells, and learn about the organisms that make shells. To complete this activity, teachers either need to borrow an Invertebrate Classification loans kit from the Queensland Museum, or download the associated shell flashcards, available on this website. More details, and links to the flashcards, can be found on page 2 of this document.
  • Shell classification activity using family plates (2834 KB) pdf document iconLearn about classification by taking a trip to the beach! In this activity students can view 20 photographic plates of common Queensland seashells, and interesting facts about these shell families. This resource can be used in many ways both in and outside the classroom. For example, students can use these plates to identify shells they have found, or to explore the similarities and differences of various shell families.
  • Shell flashcards for students (species not identified) (2963 KB) pdf document iconUse these cards to complete the “Shell Classification Using A Dichotomous Key” activity. These cards show pictures of shells that students identify using a dichotomous key. The species on these cards are not labelled; answers are provided in the “shell flashcards for teachers” file, available on this website.
  • Shell flashcards for teachers (species identified) (1912 KB) pdf document iconUse these cards to complete the “Shell Classification Using A Dichotomous Key” activity. These cards show the identities of the species on the student flashcards. Teachers can download these cards and compare them with student answers after the dichotomous key activity has been completed.
  • Simple Machines – Year 7 Science, Technologies and English Program – Student Workbook (2071 KB) pdf document iconBy examining photographs and objects, and visiting the Museum, students will investigate a number of simple and compound machines in order to develop their understanding of how these machines work, the forces involved, and their functions in daily life.
  • Simple Machines – Year 7 Science, Technologies and English Program – Teacher Guide (806 KB) pdf document iconBy examining photographs and objects, and visiting the Museum, students will investigate a number of simple and compound machines in order to develop their understanding of how these machines work, the forces involved, and their functions in daily life.
  • Simple MachinesSimple Machines Push and Pull Trail (764 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 and learn about Simple Machines.
  • Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt - Year 4 Science Trail (2071 KB) pdf document iconStudents will search for different types of simple machines within the buildings, locomotives, carriages and wagons in the Museum, and complete activities relating to these objects.
  • Fossil of Richmond PliosaurStates of Matter - Our Warming World (5543 KB) pdf document iconMatter can exist in different states, and behave differently depending on temperature. In this activity you will investigate how heat can affect the motion and arrangement of particles, and how this may impact our world.
  • Steam Locomotive (172 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Diagram of a Steam Locomotive
  • MazeSteam Train Maze (574 KB) pdf document iconActivity Sheet

    Help the Steam Train to get from the Roma Street Station to The Workshops Rail Museum.
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