Evolution, extinction and survival - Stage 6

Students discover animal strategies for survival in Australia's changing climate and landscape and investigate the causes of extinction of Australia's megafauna. They use written stimulus questions to explore the Surviving Australia exhibition.

Diprotodon reconstruction

James King © Australian Museum

Self-guided program

Students see life-size reconstructions and fossils of extinct Australian Megafauna and observe live Australian animals. They use written stimulus questions to investigate Australian fauna from the past and the contribution palaeontology makes to our understanding of the past and future environments. Activities focus on the platypus, fossils and extinct Australian animals, including the megafauna.There are many hands-on and interactive exhibits to inspire your students.

  • Syllabus links: Biology Stage 6
  • Maximum number: No limit on student numbers
  • Duration: One hour
  • Cost: General Museum entry charge per student
  • Location: Surviving Australia exhibition, Level 2

Education Resource Kit

  1. Teachers' Notes
  2. Student Activities
  3. Exhibition Guide
  4. Exhibition Floorplan


Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer
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