- Museum Staff-led
Terms 2-4, Monday–Friday
Opening Term 1, 2021
- 120 minutes
- Year level
- Years 7-10
- Minmum student numbers
- Minimum 15 students
- Maximum student numbers
- Maximum 30 students
Supported by the Department of Education and Training
- Booking information
- Bookings email us
Every rock tells a story… from the history of our planet to the evolution of life on Earth.
For centuries, scientists have been studying rocks to understand more about the Earth. In this program, students become mini-geologist as they learn about different types of rocks and how geological processes of changes affect the Earth’s surface.
During the program students will work in small production teams to explore the Dynamic Earth exhibition and study the museum geology collection before researching and creating a short film about an element of the rock cycle. Students’ short films will then be compiled to create a class Rockumentary.
In addition to science understanding and science inquiry skills, students will build digital literacy skills and develop personal and social capabilities as they perform a variety of team roles and work collaboratively to produce a short film.
All equipment is provided during this museum staff-led program, and student Rockumentaries are made available to download at school.
The length of the program is 2 hours and takes place in Melbourne Museum’s Learning Lab Studio. All workshops in the Studio have a co-creative digital component and students may be filmed or photographed as part of their creative work. If teachers would like to receive the digital works they must ensure they have obtained relevant permissions from each student and each students’ legal guardian.
Privacy Collection Notice
Museums Victoria collects the recordings and photographs of students, in order to provide them to you. If student guardians do not agree to this, we will not collect students’ recordings and photographs. Museums Victoria will store the recordings and photographs of students securely until the end of term, when they will be deleted. The recordings and photographs of students will not be shared with any other parties, except where Museums Victoria is required or authorised to do so by law.
This is an interdisciplinary workshop that has links to the Science, English and Media Arts curriculum.
Years 7 & 8
- Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales (VCSSU102)
- Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems including identifying impacts and limitations of conclusions and using appropriate scientific language and representations (VCSIS113)
- Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements to promote a point of view or enable a new way of seeing, using body language, voice qualities and other elements to add interest and meaning (VCELY396)
Media Arts Practices
- Plan, structure and design media artworks for a range of purposes that engage audiences using media elements, technologies and production processes (VCAMAM036)
Years 9 & 10
- The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement (VCSSU127)
- Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations (VCSIS140)
- Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for aesthetic and playful purposes (VCELY456)
Media Arts Practices
- Plan, structure and design media artworks for a range of purposes that challenge the expectations of specific audiences by particular use of media elements, technologies and production processes (VCAMAM043)