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Chris Murphy
OnlineYears 11-VCE

Top Designs Forums Live

Forums featuring VCAA representatives and industry speakers are offered in all studies.

Illustration of Melbourne
OnlineYears 5-6

Virtual learning: Colonial life: Invasion and settlement

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

View of a path through a cave
OnlineYears 3-4

Virtual learning: First Peoples: Country and Culture

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

Self-directedYears 1-2

Daily life

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

First Peoples gallery visit

Self-directed trails for learning in First Peoples.

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.

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.

A student uses interactive touch screens in Road to Zero, whilst two other students refer to their mobile phone-guided app.
Self-directedYear VCE

Road to Zero VCE Health and Human Development Program

An interactive, app-guided learning experience for Units 3&4 VCE Health and Human Development students.

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

Virtual Learning: Climate change and Victoria's future

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

Black cockroach on grass
OnlineYears F-4

Virtual learning: Schoolyard Bugs!

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

OnlineYears F-2

Virtual learning: A toy box tale

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

Self-directedYears 3-10, VCE

Treasures of the Natural World

See the world’s biggest, rarest, oldest and most fascinating treasures direct from London’s Natural History Museum.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

VCES Climate Change and Victoria's Future

Students develop their science communication skills as they learn about climate change, and what it means for Victoria's future.

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.

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.

Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-10, 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, VCAL

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 9-10, 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 F-4

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 Staff-ledYears 9-10, VCAL

Road to Zero: Regional In-School Program

Victorian secondary schools more than two hours drive from Melbourne Museum can now book the travelling In-School Program.

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