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A dust storm approaches, by the roadside, via Tiega
OnlineYears 3-6

Climate change and Victoria's future – virtual learning

Learn why the Earth’s climate is changing, and what we can do to help!

Illustration of Melbourne
OnlineYears 5-6

Colonial life: Invasion and settlement – virtual learning

An interactive program that addresses the impact of colonial practices on the First Peoples of Victoria.

Black cockroach on grass
OnlineYears F-4

Schoolyard Bugs! – virtual learning

Learn about insects and spiders and explore Museums Victoria’s amazing collection of bugs!

View of a path through a cave
OnlineYears 3-4

First Peoples: Country and Culture – virtual learning

An interactive program that explains the relationship between country and culture for the First Peoples of Victoria.

OnlineYears F-2

A toy box tale – virtual learning

This interactive semi-animated program, based on My grandmother's toy box storybook, provides a unique view of life in the past.

Self-directedYears 1-2

Daily life

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

School students examining showcases in 600 Million Years Exhibition.
Self-directedYears K-VCE

600 Million Years gallery visit

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

rimary school students using iPads during the 'Place and Culture' program in the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum.
Self-directedYears 3-4

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.

Butterflies on display in the Bugs Alive! exhibition at Melbourne Museum
Self-directedYears K-10

Bugs Alive! gallery visit

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

Primary school students participating in the 'Our Shared History' program in the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum.
Self-directedYears 5-6

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.

Visiting child using Dino-viewer to view Diprotodon skeleton.
Self-directedYears K-10

Dinosaur Walk gallery visit

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

Various indigenous Shields in display case
Self-directedYears 7-8

Ancient worlds

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

Recreated toilet building in an exhibition
Self-directedYears 7-10

Dunny Detectives: Excavating Little Lon

Students take on the role of detectives/archaeologists to uncover the truth of Melbourne’s past.

Self-directedYears 9-10

The modern world

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

Girl looking at Earth models on display in Dynamic Earth
Self-directedYears F-12

Dynamic Earth gallery visit

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

Staff member talking to visitors in Milarri Garden
Self-directedYears 11-12

A guide for deeper learning

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

Children looking at ferns in Forest gallery
Self-directedYears K-VCE

Forest Secrets gallery visit

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

School children using the multimedia interactive
Self-directedYears 1-VCE

First Peoples gallery visit

Self-directed trails for learning in First Peoples.

Front view of mounted display shark
Self-directedYears F-VCE

Marine Life gallery visit

Journey under Victoria’s seas to discover hidden and unfamiliar worlds which are spectacular, diverse, unique and vulnerable.

Pablo presenting an education program to primary school students in Bunjilaka.
Teacher ResourceYears 1-10

Teacher resources for First Peoples

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

Children in AIMES room in Mind exhibition
Self-directedYear VCE

VCE Psychology

Resources to engage students in deeper gallery learning, covering a range of investigative topics from the VCE study design.

Two museum staff presenting to an iPad which shows schools watching from the classroom.
Museum Staff-ledYears F-VCE

Virtual learning

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

Self-directedYears 3-6

The Melbourne Enquiry: self-directed

Students undertake an enquiry for the City of Melbourne about the history of the city and possibilities for its future.

Woman in pond feeding eels
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-10

Living on the land

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

Two children looking a ipad. There is a large scale globe in background
Museum Staff-ledYears 3-6

Climate Change and Victoria’s future

Learn how the Earth’s climate is changing and what this means for Victoria’s future.

MV Staff member presenting indigenous artefacts to visitors
Museum Staff-ledYears 12-VCE

First Peoples: VCE Sociology

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

Two girls holding rocks and speaking while another girl is recording on a  ipad
Museum Staff-ledYears 7-10

VCES Rockumentary

Students become mini-geologist and filmmakers as they learn about rocks and create short documentaries to communicate their findings.

Chris Murphy
Museum Staff-ledYears 11-VCAL

Top Designs 2020

Celebrate 20 years of creative problem solving by Victoria’s emerging young designers.

SEM image of Tongue bacteria, coloured in pink, green and yellow.
Self-directedYears 7-12

Gut Feelings exhibition

Journey into your intestines, and explore your helpful and even beautiful microbes.

Close-up image of a fossil
Self-directedYears 9-10

600 million years in 60 seconds

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

Model tram in an exhibition showcase
Museum Staff-ledYears 3-6

The Melbourne Enquiry: staff-led

Students undertake an enquiry for the City of Melbourne about the history of the city and possibilities for its future.

Eruption of Sakurajima volcano on the Japanese island of Kyushu in 2013
Museum Staff-ledYears 3-6

Our Changing Earth

Learn about natural processes of geological change and how they impact the Earth’s surface.

Two students with female in program
Museum Staff-ledYears K-2

Bugs, bugs, bugs!

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

Museum Staff-ledYears 7-9

Think like an Archaeologist!

Students consider how archaeological practices contribute to historical knowledge and understanding.

Pink, green and yellow microscopic image of tongue bacteria
Museum Staff-ledYears 7-10

Me, my mind and my microbes!

Students learn about their digestive and nervous system, and the connection between the two.

Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-VCAL

Road to Zero: Road Safety Experience

A world-first road safety education experience to create a new generation of safe young road users.

Students engaging with the TAC  Road To Zero Education Learning Centre interactives.
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-10

Road to Zero physics challenge

A virtual reality physics experiment where students explore the impacts of speeds and friction on stopping distances.

Students engaging with the TAC  Road To Zero Education Learning Centre interactives
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-VCAL

Getting the message

Students make a collaborative community health video campaign with a compelling call to action to reinforce positive road usage.

Prep students from Camelot Rise Primary School participating in Dinosaur Walk education program
Museum Staff-ledYears K-2

Dinosaurs and living things

Become a junior palaeontologist as you discover dinosaur fossils and traces of other living things.

Children at Luna Park interactive in Melbourne Story
Self-directedYears F-VCE

Melbourne Story gallery visit

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

Museum Victoria staff presenting education program for school children
Museum Staff-ledYears K-2

My grandmother's toy box

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

Skulls in Darwin to DNA exhibition
Self-directedYears 9-12

Darwin to DNA gallery visit

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

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

Wild gallery visit

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

Two girls holding rocks and speaking while another girl is recording on a  ipad
Museum Staff-ledYears 7-10

Rockumentary

Students become mini-geologist and filmmakers as they learn about rocks and create short documentaries to communicate their findings.

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