School programs and resources

Year Level

Learning Area

When

Type

Eruption of Sakurajima volcano on the Japanese island of Kyushu in 2013
New

Our Changing Earth

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

Years 3-6 Museum Staff-led

Daily life

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

Years 1-2 Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
Pink, green and yellow microscopic image of tongue bacteria
New

Me, my mind and my microbes!

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

Years 7-10 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
SEM image of Tongue bacteria, coloured in pink, green and yellow.
New

Gut Feelings exhibition

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

Years 7-12 Self-directed
Two museum staff presenting to an iPad which shows schools watching from the classroom.

Virtual learning

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

Years F-VCE Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
Model tram in an exhibition showcase

The Melbourne Enquiry

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

Years 3-6 Self-directed
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
School students examining showcases in 600 Million Years Exhibition.

600 Million Years gallery visit

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

Years K-VCE Self-directed
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
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

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
Two girls holding rocks and speaking while another girl is recording on a  ipad
New for 2020

Rockumentary

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

Years 7-10 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
Butterflies on display in the Bugs Alive! exhibition at Melbourne Museum

Bugs Alive! gallery visit

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

Years K-10 Self-directed
School children using the multimedia interactive

First Peoples gallery visit

Self-directed trails for learning in First Peoples.

Years 1-VCE Self-directedBunjilaka
Two children looking a ipad. There is a large scale globe in background
New for 2020

Climate Change and Victoria’s future

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

Years 3-6 Museum Staff-led

Teacher resources for First Peoples

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

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
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 11-12 Self-directedBunjilaka
Two children holding early cameras
New For 2020

Reimagining storytelling technologies

Reflect on the past, make connections to the present and design and create for the future.

Years 5-8 Museum Staff-led
MV Staff member presenting indigenous artefacts to visitors
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.

Years 12-VCE Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
Recreated toilet building in an exhibition

Dunny Detectives: Excavating Little Lon

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

Years 7-10 Museum Staff-led
Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.
New for 2019

Road to Zero: Road Safety Experience

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

Years 9-VCAL Museum Staff-led
Students engaging with the TAC  Road To Zero Education Learning Centre interactives.
New for 2019

Road to Zero physics challenge

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

Years 9-10 Museum Staff-led
Students engaging with the TAC  Road To Zero Education Learning Centre interactives
New for 2019

Getting the message

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

Years 9-VCAL Museum Staff-led
Visiting child using Dino-viewer to view Diprotodon skeleton.

Dinosaur Walk gallery visit

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

Years K-10 Self-directed
Prep students from Camelot Rise Primary School participating in Dinosaur Walk education program

Dinosaurs and living things

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

Years K-2 Museum Staff-led
Girl looking at Earth models on display in Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth gallery visit

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

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

Forest Secrets gallery visit

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

Years K-VCE Self-directed
Young girl looking at Giant Squid in showcase

Marine Life gallery visit

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

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

Melbourne Story gallery visit

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

Years F-VCE Self-directed
Museum Victoria staff presenting education program for school children

My grandmother's toy box

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

Years K-2 Museum Staff-led
Children in AIMES room in Mind exhibition

VCE Psychology

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

Years 11-VCE Self-directed
Dynamic Earth exhibition interior shot.

Rocks-camera-action

Students research sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks using the Dynamic Earth exhibition and create short documentaries to communicate their findings.

Years 7-8 Museum Staff-led
Skulls in Darwin to DNA exhibition

Darwin to DNA gallery visit

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

Years 9-12 Self-directed
Indomalay region animals and birds showing Javan Rhinoceros the Wild Amazing Animals exhibition

Wild gallery visit

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

Years K-12 Self-directed