Skeletons - Stage 3 Teacher Notes

Skeletons: Framework for survival exhibition is an exciting self-guided program for Stage 3 students.

Skeletons Exhibition

Carl Bento © Australian Museum

Before your visit

Syllabus links

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


Please photocopy:

The following materials should be photocopied for each supervising adult:

Pre-visit activities

  • 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:
    • skull
    • canine
    • molar
    • vertebrate
    • reptile
    • predator
    • prey
    • food web
    • incisors
    • 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

Organisational tips

  • 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
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