Learning From Fossils - Stage 6 - Biology

In these educator-led activities students use real fossils and bones to investigate the evolution of Australian biota.

Students with Diprotodon fossils

Students with Diprotodon fossils
Photographer:  © James Horan

Museum educator-led program

Students use the processes used by Palaeontologists to reconstruct animals from their fossil remains by comparing fossils from extinct Megafauna with bones from their modern-day relatives. They investigate the evolution of the Platypus and explore possible reasons for the extinction of Australian Megafauna.

  • Syllabus links: Biology Stage 6. Detailed syllabus links
  • Maximum number of students: 30 (4 groups per day)
  • Duration: One hour
  • Cost: $4.40 (incl GST) per student. Free general entry for booked school students.
  • Available: Monday to Friday during term time 

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