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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
- Discover the history of life on earth, from two billion year old single cell organisms to recent life
- Find out how gold is formed
- Learn about 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 PROGRAMSEDUCATOR GUIDED SESSION
COST $7 per student (GST FREE)
DURATION 1 hour (10-55 students), 1.5 hours (56-80 students), 2 hours (81-110 students)Minimum 10 students
TEACHER LED SESSION
COST $5 per student (GST FREE)
DURATION 60 minutes
Maximum 150 students
9am – 4.30pm 6 days a week.
Not available on Wednesday Last session starts at 2.30pm
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.
Quality fossil and mineral specimens and educational toys
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.
224 Howick Street Bathurst
Bookings (02) 6333 6522
Museum (02) 6338 2860
- ST2-8ES ‘Describes some observable changes over time on the Earth’s surface that result from natural processes and human activity’
- ST2-10LW ‘describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features’
- 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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