E and ES Fossils - Stage 6

In this educator-led activitiy students use fossils to investigate a fossil site and the extinction of Australia's megafauna.

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Anne Musser © Australian Museum

Museum educator-led program

Students use the processes used by palaeontologists to reconstruct animals from their fossil remains by comparing fossils from extinct megafauna with bones from their modern-day relatives. They evaluate evidence for the two possible reasons for the extinction of Australia's megafauna.

  • Syllabus links: Earth and Environmental Science Stage 6
  • Maximum number of students: 30 (4 sessions per day)
  • Duration: one hour
  • Cost: $4.40 (incl GST) per student additional to general Museum entry
  • Available: Wednesday to Friday during term time 

Education Resource Kit


Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer
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