Dynamic Earth gallery visit

SELF-DIRECTED

Years K-12
Terms 1-4 Monday–Friday

Science

School programs and resources

Discover Earth’s geological processes in this highly engaging exhibition showcasing an impressive collection of different minerals and rock; and explore Earth’s forces such as volcanism in the immersive 3D interactive cinema.

In Dynamic Earth, students can explore Earth's formation, the composition of layers within the Earth, rock formation and find a range of common rock types through the extensive displays.

We recommend Year 7 and 8 groups also book the museum staff-led Rocks-Camera-Action program.

 

Curriculum links

Earth and Space Sciences

Foundation - Level 2

  • Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways

Levels 3 - 4

  • Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activities

Levels 5 - 6

  • Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can effect Earth’s surface

Levels 7 - 8

  • Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales.

Levels 9 - 10

  • The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement

Chemical Sciences

The Dynamic Earth exhibition also covers aspects of the chemical sciences strand including: natural resources, their use and properties; elements, compounds and mixtures; chemical change.