Years 7-8
Terms 3-4Monday and Tuesday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 30 students


School programs and resources

In the Rocks-Camera-Action program students learn about the rock cycle, using the Dynamic Earth exhibition, which showcases amazing minerals, rocks, interactives and immersive experiences.

During the program students work in teams of three to research, create and share a short movie about an aspect of the Rock Cycle. Each team will be given a ‘mission card’ and using rocks and exhibits in Dynamic Earth will produce a one minute documentary to take back to school.

Students will also build their personal and social capabilities as they perform a variety of team roles and work collaboratively to complete a set task.

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

60 minutes, however we recommend an additional 30 minutes for exhibition viewing time.

Curriculum links

Earth and Space Science:

Level 7 and 8

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

Personal and Social Capability:

  • Perform in a variety of team roles and accept responsibility as a team member and team leader, assessing how well they support other members of the team.