Geology Trail - Stages 4-5

Students investigate rocks and minerals in this self-guided activity.

Planet of Minerals Exhibition

Photographer: Carl Bento © Australian Museum

Self-guided program

Students complete three self-guided activities in the Albert Chapman Mineral Collection and the Planet of Minerals exhibition using written stimulus questions.

These activities are designed to expose students to the vast number and variety of rocks and minerals that exist and to increase their awareness and wonderment of nature. Students will learn about the colour of minerals, the three types of rocks – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic and Australia’s geological wealth. 

  • Syllabus links: Science Stages 4 and 5
  • Maximum number of students: No limit
  • Duration: One hour
  • Cost: Free entry for school students
  • Location: Albert Chapman Mineral Collection, Level 1 and Planet of Minerals exhibition, Level 1

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