School programs and resources

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Museum Victoria staff presenting education program for school children

My grandmother’s toybox

Children learn about Melbourne’s history through a story about a little girl and her family toy box.

Years K-2 Museum Staff-led
rimary school students using iPads during the 'Place and Culture' program in the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum.

Place and Culture

Students learn about the diversity and longevity of Australia’s First Peoples and the significance of place to their culture and identity.

Years 3-4 Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
Prep students from Camelot Rise Primary School participating in Dinosaur Walk education program

Dinosaur skeletons

Discover the amazing world of dinosaurs and become a junior palaeontologist!

Years K-4 Museum Staff-led
Primary school students participating in the 'Our Shared History' program in the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum.

Our Shared History

Students learn about the diversity and longevity of Australia’s First Peoples and the impact of colonisation on their daily life and culture.

Years 5-6 Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
Two students with female in program

Bugs, bugs, bugs!

An interactive program for students to learn about insects and bugs!

Years K-3 Museum Staff-led
Various indigenous Shields in display case

Ancient Worlds

Students learn about the diversity of Victoria’s First Peoples as the longest continuous culture in the history of the world.

Years 7-8 Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
Dynamic Earth exhibition interior shot.

Rocks-camera-action

Students research sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks using the Dynamic Earth exhibition and create short movies to share about rock formation.

Years 7-8 Museum Staff-led
School children using the multimedia interactive

First Peoples gallery visit

Self-directed trails for learning in First Peoples.

Years 1-VCE Self-directedBunjilaka
Children in AIMES room in Mind exhibition
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VCE Psychology trails

In these programs, designed in conjunction with Psychology teachers, students investigate topics from the VCE Psychology Unit 1 and Unit 3 courses.

Years 11-VCE Self-directed

Daily Life

Students learn about how daily life has changed for Aboriginal children and their families.

Years 1-2 Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
A scientist presents on stage.
Now online

Meet the scientists

Meet our museum scientists in this special event, held during National Science Week, aimed at Middle Years students.

Years 8-10 Museum Staff-led

The Modern World

Students learn about the diversity of Victoria’s First Peoples and how they have fought for their country and their rights.

Years 9-10 Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
Children at Luna Park interactive in Melbourne Story

Melbourne Story

Students can encounter the people, places and events that have made Melbourne the city it is today.

Years F-VCE Self-directed
MV Staff member presenting indigenous artefacts to visitors

First Peoples: VCE Sociology

Students learn about the complexity and diversity of Australia’s First Peoples, with a particular focus on culture and identity.

Years 11-VCE Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
Children engaging with staff members

Fun and games

Some things change, some things stay the same. Children’s toys are a primary source for learning about the history of Melbourne.

Years 3-4 Museum Staff-led
Woman in pond feeding eels
Seasonal

Living on the Land

An introduction to First Peoples' relationship with the land, traditional foods, tools and technologies in the Milarri Garden.

Years 9-10 Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
Children participating in education program in Melbourne Museum

A load of old rubbish

Students consider how historical narratives are constructed from the material remains of past societies.

Years 7-9 Museum Staff-led
Staff member talking to visitors in Milarri Garden

A guide for deeper learning

Students learn about the complexity and diversity of Australia’s First Peoples and reflect on their own cultural practices.

Years 11-VCE Self-directedBunjilaka
Primary school students holding money in the 'Making a Quid' program in an activity room at Melbourne Museum.

Making a quid

Using objects and images this program explores the changing nature of work in Victoria since the settlement of Melbourne.

Years 5-6 Museum Staff-led

Teacher resources for First Peoples

Extend your experience of the First Peoples exhibition with these resources for the classroom.

MV Staff member talking to children in Melbourne Story exhibition

Cold case detectives

Students investigate the varied fates of some of Melbourne’s citizens through an examination of the things they left behind.

Years 9-10 Museum Staff-led
View of the WWI: Love and Sorrow exhibition in the temporary exhibition space in the Mind and Body gallery

Love and Sorrow student trail

Students can better understand the significance of WWI by following this trail, with stories of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

Years 9-11 Self-directed
Students using iPads

The body show

What do we understand about how the human body works?

Years 3-6 Museum Staff-led
Visiting child using Dino-viewer to view Diprotodon skeleton.

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among the skeletons of amazing animals from the past – dinosaurs, flying reptiles and megafauna.

Years K-10 Self-directed
Boys looking at butterflies in showcase

Bugs Alive! – kinder & primary

Uncover live insects and explore over 100 types of bugs and spiders from the museum’s collection in this exhibition.

Years K-6 Self-directed
Butterflies on display in the Bugs Alive! exhibition at Melbourne Museum

Bugs Alive! – secondary

Examine thousands of insects, arachnids and other invertebrates from the museum’s collection, as well as live species in this exhibition.

Years 7-10 Self-directed
Brown dinosaur close up

Jurassic World: The Exhibition education experiences

Immerse your students in the wonder of dinosaurs! Visit Jurassic World: The Exhibition combined with a Melbourne Museum education program.

Years K-12 Self-directed
School children using the multimedia interactive at exhibition

The Human Body – primary

Explore the human body systems, organs, tissues and cells and learn how they work together to keep us alive.

 

Years 3-6 Self-directed
Two people in front of an exhibition display case

The Human Body – secondary

Follow the path that led to our current understandings of the human body, our changing beliefs, medical practices and taboos.

Years 7-VCE Self-directed
School students examining showcases in 600 Million Years Exhibition.

600 Million Years: Victoria evolves

Journey back in time, 600 million years ago, and discover Victoria’s amazing past through the fossil record.

Years K-VCE Self-directed
Girl looking at Earth models on display in Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

Discover how Earth formed, how earthquakes and volcanoes happen, and see amazing rocks and minerals from Museum Victoria’s collection.

Years K-12 Self-directed
Indomalay region animals and birds showing Javan Rhinoceros the Wild Amazing Animals exhibition

Wild

Explore an amazing array of mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world.

Years K-12 Self-directed
Children looking at ferns in Forest gallery

Forest Secrets – primary

Take a journey through a living gallery to discover stories about environments and change in Victoria's tall forests.

Years K-6 Self-directed

Forest Secrets – secondary

Explore the specific agents of change within the forest environment: water, earth processes, climate, fire and human intervention.

Years 7-VCE Self-directed
Skulls in Darwin to DNA exhibition

Darwin to DNA

Examine the mechanisms of evolution, the importance of genetic variation and how DNA is used to study evolution.

Years 9-12 Self-directed
Young girl looking at Giant Squid in showcase

Marine life – primary

Journey under the sea to discover Victoria’s amazing marine life.

Years K-6 Self-directed
Two girls looking at shark display Marine exhibition

Marine life – secondary

Victoria’s seas contain hidden and unfamiliar worlds which are spectacular, diverse, unique and vulnerable.

Years 7-VCE Self-directed
Close-up image of a fossil

600 million years in 60 seconds

Make a 60 second movie to communicate science using the 600 Million Years: Victoria evolves exhibition.

Years 9-10 Self-directed

Top Designs interviews

Exhibitors from Top Designs in 2016 are interviewed about their folios, subjects areas and share handy hints for Year 11 and 12 students.

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