Virtual learning

Experience Museums Victoria from your classroom with this series of free virtual learning sessions.

Two museum staff presenting to an iPad which shows schools watching from the classroom.
Virtual learning session in Melbourne Museum's DNA lab

These engaging and interactive free virtual experiences provide access to experts and spaces across Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum. 

Join one session, a few or all! And remember to check back on this page for Term 4.

Sessions: Term 3

Dinosaur Walk at Melbourne Museum

TUESDAY 24 JULY 2018, 2:00PM – 2.45PM
SUITABLE FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS

Palaeontology made easy with Melbourne Museum’s Life Sciences Program Coordinator, Priscilla Gaff.

Join us live from the Dinosaur Walk at Melbourne Museum as we explore how prehistoric animals lived as we get up close with skeletons of dinosaurs, flying reptiles and giant extinct mammals. You will see real dinosaur eggs, virtually walk alongside a long necked dinosaur and discover what they looked like when they were alive.

NASA Scientists at Scienceworks

MONDAY 13 AUGUST 2018, 1.50PM–2.45PM
SUITABLE FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS

To celebrate National Science Week we have a special virtual learning event with NASA Scientist, Dr Jessie Christiansen , live from Scienceworks.

Australia astrophysicist Dr Jessie Christiansen has been called the "Tomb Raider of exoplanet research". Working at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, Dr Christiansen searches for, studies, and catalogues extrasolar planets – planets orbiting other stars. Her main research focuses on using the thousands of exoplanets found by the NASA Kepler mission to determine how common Earth-like planets might be in our galaxy. She is currently working on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) which will search the entire sky to discover even more planets beyond our solar system.

Find out about other worlds in our Universe and hear from NASA's scientist working on the Kepler and Cassini missions that explore planets in our solar system and beyond. Kepler is a space observatory that was sent to space to search for Earth-sized exoplanets (planets outside our Solar System) in or near habitable zones that could potentially support life. The Cassini spacecraft was sent to Saturn to investigate the planet’s atmosphere, its rings and moons, ending its mission by taking a memorable deep dive (literally!) into the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings, all the while sending new data back to Earth.

Join us for this once in a blue moon conversation which will provided a rare opportunity for your students to engage with Dr Jessie Christiansen from NASA.

Jessie Christiansen, NASA astrophysicist presenting
Aussie astrophysicist Jessie Christiansen. Image courtesy of NASA.

Cultural diversity at Immigration Museum

THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2018, 2.00PM–2.45PM
SUITABLE FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS

Go behind the scenes and meet Senior Curator Migration & Cultural Diversity, Moya McFazdean in the Humanities collection store.

Find out how small objects can share big stories and can teach us about Australia's migration history. Join us to explore the themes of identity and belonging as we learn the stories of people from different places who have made Australia home.

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