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Student worksheets, teacher notes and a variety of ideas for investigating the fascinating world of invertebrates are included in PDF files attached below. These materials are designed to provide an understanding of some themes developed in this website and the Bugs Alive! exhibition at Melbourne Museum.

Activities for the Classroom and the Museum

Activities for classroom use have been developed for students Years P-10 and adults following Australian curricula.

Year Level
Page Numbers
PDF File
Prep - Year 2
Pages 1 - 6 (pdf 230kb)
Link to PDF, Prep - Yr 2, Pages 1 - 6
Pages 7 - 12 (pdf 245kb)
Link to PDF, Prep - Yr 2, Pages 7 - 12
Years 3 - 6
Pages 1 - 5 (pdf 222kb)
Link to PDF, Yrs 3 - 6, Pages 1 - 5
Pages 6 - 9 (pdf 185kb)
Link to PDF, Yrs 3 - 6, Pages 6 - 9
Pages 10 - 19 (pdf 250kb)
Link to PDF, Yrs 3 - 6, Pages 10 - 19
Years 7 - 10
Pages 1 - 5 (pdf 211kb)
Link to PDF, Yrs 7 - 10, Pages 1 - 5
Pages 6 - 13 (pdf 280kb)
Link to PDF, Yrs 7 - 10, Pages 5 - 13
Pages 14 - 23 (pdf 250kb)
Link to PDF, Yrs 7 - 10, Pages 14 - 23

Schools and other student groups visiting the exhibition and Melbourne Museum must book in advance. See Melbourne Museum Education for full details. Bookings: 1300 130 152

Teachers may select the exhibition trail that is most suitable for their students and make photocopies for their group.

Worksheet Title
PDF File
Early Years Trail (pdf 90kb)
Link to PDF, Early Years trail
Middle Years Trail (pdf 75kb)
Link to PDF, Middle Years Trail
Later Years Trail (pdf 81kb)
Link to PDF, Middle Years Trail
Live Bugs Trail (pdf 27kb)
Link to PDF, Middle Years Trail

The following resources are for students and teachers of Italian Years 1-9; they include activities for the classroom and in the exhibition at the museum.

Worksheet Title
PDF File
LOTE Italian pre visit activities (pdf 134kb)
Link to PDF, Early Years trail
LOTE Italian post visit activities (pdf 156kb)
Link to PDF, Middle Years Trail
LOTE Italian Early Years student trail (pdf 222kb)
Link to PDF, Middle Years Trail
LOTE Italian Middle Years student trail (pdf 192kb)
Link to PDF, Middle Years Trail
Italian language activities for Bugs Alive! developed by Rosaria Zarro, COASIT Education Officer-Italian. Thanks to Umberto Martinengo, Education Programs Coordinator COASIT

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link to Bug Catcher!

Bug Catcher is an interactive online game that encourages students to explore the variety of bugs in the museum collection drawers, sort or label specimens and catch bugs to fill the gaps.



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