Birds in Australia - Stage 1 - Teacher Notes

Students investigate birds in this self-guided activity the Birds and Insects exhibition.

Bird feeding a spider to chicks

Bird feeding a spider to chicks
Photographer: AJ Salter © AJ Salter

Before Your Visit

Syllabus links

This activity addresses aims and objectives of the New South Wales Board of Studies K-6 Science and Technology syllabus, particularly the Living Things content strand:

  • LTS1.3 Identifies and describes ways in which living things grow and change.
Pre-visit activities

To make the most of your visit to the exhibition we recommend that you prepare your students beforehand by 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.


Please photocopy the following materials for each student or student group:

The following materials should be photocopied for each supervising adult:

At the Australian Museum

Organisational tips
  • Use the Museum Guide Map to guide the students to the Birds and Insects exhibition level 2 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.
Post-visit activities

Encourage students to develop an interest in birds of their local area by recording bird sightings. 

Ms Helen Wheeler , Learning Services Operations Manager
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