E and ES Fossils - Stage 6
In this educator-led activitiy Earth and Environmental Science Stage 6 students use fossils to investigate a fossil site and the extinction of Australia's megafauna. They also view stromatolite and banded iron specimens.
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
- Location: Nature Space 2, Level 2
Education Resource Kit
Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer