Evolution and natural selection - Stage 5

Students explore the Surviving Australia exhibition and discover animal strategies for survival in Australia's changing climate and landscape. They see life-size reconstructions and fossils of extinct Australian megafauna and observe live Australian animals.

Dangerous Australians interactive

Carl Bento © Australian Museum

Self-guided program

Students explore Australian islands, dangerous and backyard animals, stromatolites, temperate marine waters, habitats, classification, adaptations, evolution and extinction. They use written stimulus questions to investigate the megafauna and adaptations to environmental changes on land and in water.There are many hands-on and interactive exhibits to inspire students.

  • Syllabus links: Science Stage 5
  • Maximum number: no limit on student numbers
  • Duration: one hour
  • Cost: general Museum entry per student
  • Location: Surviving Australia exhibition, Level 2 

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Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer
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