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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
- 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
9am – 4.30pm 6 weekdays.
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
- 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’
Information for Teachers