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Category: Lifelong Learning

What's in the Box - Minibeast Magnified

The Museum in a Box®  - Insects contains collecting equipment and material to conduct minibeast surveys in the school grounds.  To test out all the equipment and activities we visited students at Ermington Public School.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 20 May 2010

Web2spider at Ermington Public School

Despite the cold weather the students found a number of golden orbs, leaf-curl spider, black house spiders (Badumna spp), Araneus species and others.

By: Sue Lewis, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 18 May 2010

Websites for teaching science

Want to learn more about science? Apart from our great website (!) here's six other sites recommended by Mashable for teaching science, including iTunes U - a site worthy of further investigation.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 14 May 2010

Learning Trends in an Online World

The 2010 Horizon Report is full of riches about where education, learning is headed over the next five years in an online world. Here’s some of them.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 May 2010

2010 Fashion Less Waste finalists announced

The 2010 judges of Fashion Less Waste were challenged to choose finalists from so many wonderful entries. This annual fashion design competition invites students to create an outfit that is mostly made from materials originally used for a non-clothing purpose. In this International Year of Biodiversity, students were inspired by our fabulous Australian animals.

By: Jane Johnston, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Apr 2010

Bugwise for Schools - a new perspective

An internship in science communication at the Australian Museum has provided an exciting twist on science.

By: Phoebe Meagher, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Apr 2010

BugWise for Schools launch

This is a timely first blog post for me. Thursday 22nd April sees the launch of Bugwise for Schools. it will be the culmination of two major projects for investigating invertebrates - Web2spider and Plant2pollinator.

By: Sue Lewis, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 20 Apr 2010

Bugwise for Schools is coming

On 22 April we will be launching the Bugwise for Schools. Offering free online tools for exploring the environment and engaging in scientific practice with your class, here's how some of the many schools who helped us develop the toolkits have used Bugwise in their classroom - How will you?

By: Dr Sophie Lieberman, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Apr 2010

How do you use Bugwise?

The Web2Spider workshops were developed and delivered as part of many of our outreach programs. Feedback from teachers has deeply informed the development of the project. How do you use Bugwise?

By: Dr Sophie Lieberman, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Apr 2010

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing has started again for 2010.  Schools can access the Museum's collections and staff through a series of video conferences.  

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 06 Apr 2010