Evolution, extinction and survival - Stage 6

Students discover animal strategies for survival and investigate the causes of extinction of Australia's megafauna. 

Diprotodon reconstruction

Diprotodon reconstruction
Photographer: James King © Australian Museum

Self-guided program

Students explore the Surviving Australia exhibition and observe llive Australian animals and ife-size reconstructions and fossils of extinct Australian Megafauna.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. Bookings essential.

  • Syllabus links: Biology Stage 6
  • Maximum number: No limit on student numbers
  • Duration: One hour
  • Cost: Free entry for school students
  • Location: Surviving Australia exhibition, Level 2

Education Resource Kit

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

Ms Helen Wheeler , Learning Services Operations Manager
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