Our Changing Earth


Years 3-6
Terms 1-2Term 1: Tuesday
Term 2: Monday & Tuesday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 30 students

Science, Technology

School programs and resources

How is the Earth’s surface constantly changing? In this program, students will learn about slow and sudden processes of geological and the impact these changes have on the Earth’s surface.

Whilst exploring the Dynamic Earth exhibition students will work in teams of three to research and record a short interview-style documentary that they can take back to school. Each team will focus on a different geological change (think volcanoes, earthquakes, rock and mineral formations) and become an expert in that area.

Students will also build their science inquiry skills as they communicate ideas and develop explanations of events and phenomena and identify simple cause and effect relationships.

All equipment is provided during this museum staff-led program, and student documentaries are made available to download at school.

The length of this program is 60 minutes, however we recommend an additional 30 minutes for exhibition viewing time.

Curriculum links

Earth and Space Sciences
  • Level 3 & 4: Earth surface’s changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity
  • Level 5 & 6: Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface
Science Inquiry Skills
  • Level 3 & 4: Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings to show patterns and relationships using formal and informal scientific language
  • Level 5 & 6: Communicating ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause and effect relationships