Skeletons - Stage 3 Teacher Notes
Skeletons: Framework for survival exhibition is an exciting self-guided program for Stage 3 students.
Before your visit
- Excursion essentials - booking, free teacher's pass, lunch and practical tips
This activity addresses aims and objectives of the NSW K-6 Science and Technology Syllabus. It is particularly relevant to the Living Things content strand - Identifies, describes and evaluates the interactions between living things and their effects on the environment.
Before Your Visit
- a Skeletons Stage 3 Student Activity for each student or (one for each group).
The following materials should be photocopied for each supervising adult:
- Australian Museum Guide Map
- Your excursion timetable including your booked session time(s).
- Skeletons Stage 3 Student Activity
- To make the most of your visit to the exhibition we recommend that you prepare your students beforehand by introducing or revising relevant terminology used in the Skeletons student activity sheets including the following vocabulary:
- food web
- mammal – placental, monotreme, marsupial
- providing a context for the excursion to the Museum including the reasons for visiting the Museum, the tasks to be completed and the expected outcomes.
At the Australian Museum
- Use Museum Guide Map to guide the students to the Skeleton’s exhibition on the ground level of the Museum.
- Advise the students that they will investigate different areas of this exhibition.
- We suggest that you divide the students into groups to rotate through the various activities in order to avoid overcrowding of the displays.
Jenny Horder , Manager