Mineral Detective - Stage 4

Students use clues in the Albert Chapman Collection and the Planet of Minerals exhibitions to investigate the properties and uses of minerals.

Planet of Minerals Exhibition

Carl Bento © Australian Museum

Self-guided program

In four separate activities students investigate the properties of minerals and why they are appropriate for use in Industry, Decoration, Health and Beauty and Around the House.

  • Syllabus links: Science Stage 4
  • Maximum number of students: No limit
  • Duration: One hour
  • Cost: General Museum entry charge per student
  • Location: Albert Chapman Mineral Collection, Planet of Minerals exhibitions, Level 1

Education Resource Kit


Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer
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