Me, my mind and my microbes!

MUSEUM STAFF-LED

Years 7-10
Terms 2-4 Wednesday–Friday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 30 students

Science

School programs and resources

Did you know you are not just you? You are a host for trillions of microbes; most are helpful and even beautiful. Learn about cutting edge research showing the response of the body to the presence of micro-organisms, such as the gut—mind—body network.

This new program includes a staff-led gallery introduction, booked gallery time and a comprehensive student gallery booklet, linked to the curriculum, for use in both Gut Feelings and The Mind exhibitions, and back at school. Available from Term 2, 2019.
 

Resource videos

What is a Fatberg?

Where are they found? What are they made of? What do Fatbergs say about us? Why would you want to put one in a museum? This video looks to answer those questions, we follow the journey of one Fatberg from Lilydale to the Melbourne Museum where it is installed on a plinth in the Gut Feelings exhibition: 

Everything you ever wanted to know about Faecal Microbiota Transplants (Playlist)

Dr Amy and Dr Chamara from St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, and transplant recipient Bobbie with her mum Carol. They talk frankly about all things poo transplant, from what ailments it is used for to how do you talk about it at a barbecue:

Curriculum links

Science Level 7 to 8: Multicellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce.

Science Level 9 to 10: Multicellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment.