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Australian
Fossil
And Mineral
Museum

Our Planet Beneath Our Feet

Stage 2-Stage 3

 

How do minerals form? How do we use natural resources? Can our natural resources run out? How has our planet changed over time? What is a fossil? How do we know about past life on Earth?

In a program designed for Stage 2-3 students will:

  • Look a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the eye
  • Learn about life on earth, from two billion year old single cell organisms to recent life
  • Find out how gold is formed
  • Discover the minerals we use to make every day objects such as toothpaste, computer chips and car brake pads

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT
AUSTRALIAN FOSSIL AND MINERAL MUSEUM
K-12 EDUCATION PROGRAMS

EDUCATOR GUIDED SESSION
COST  $7 per student (GST FREE)
DURATION 90 minutes
Minimum 10 students Maximum 100 students

TEACHER LED SESSION
COST  $5 per student (GST FREE)
DURATION 60 minutes
Maximum 200 students

AVAILABILITY
9am – 4.30pm  6 weekdays.
Not available on Wednesday Last session starts at 2.30pm

SUPERVISION RATIOS
The supervision ratio is 1:10 for stage 1-3. Teachers and parents attend free of charge at these ratios. 1:15 stage 4-6
One carer per student with special needs will be admitted free of charge.

SHOP
Quality fossil and mineral specimens and educational toys

FACILITIES
Picnic tables
Accessible toilets
Access ramps – access to the museum is via the car park.

Parking – Please note there is no coach parking or drop of outside the museum.  Please contact the museum for details.

ADDRESS

224 Howick Street Bathurst

T: 63315511

CURRICULUM LINKS

Working Scientifically

  • ST2-8ES ‘Describes some observable changes over time on the Earth’s surface that result from natural processes and human activity’

Living World

  • ST2-10LW ‘describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features’

Material World

  • ST2-13MW ‘identifies the physical properties of natural and processed materials, and how these properties influence their use’
  • ST2-16P ‘describes how products are designed and produced, and the ways people use them’

Earth and Space

  • ST3-9ES ‘explains rapid change at the Earth’s surface caused by natural events, using evidence provided by advances in technology and scientific understanding’

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