Make your museum
Audience: Prep - Year 2. Please allocate minimum 4 adults per session.
Duration: Allow 45 minutes per session. Rotations for large groups will be hourly to include a reset period.
Availability: 26 – 29 August
Imagine working in a Museum! We ask students to bring their ideas, teamwork and toy expertise to work with real Museum collections and create their very own exhibition. This hands-on experience will see your students as problem-solvers, designers, collaborators and critical thinkers. Students classify and investigate toys by observing and describing their physical properties.
In small teams, students will:
- Engage in teamwork through role play to investigate museum practices.
- Compare different observable properties such as materials, age, colour, texture, flexibility.
- Use real museum objects to develop a (mini) museum exhibition.
- Present and describe their exhibition to the group.
- Recognising concepts of past and present.
- Sharing what we know about personal and family histories to investigate the past.
- Observing and interpreting objects, to draw conclusions or devise an inquiry
(about materials, histories, technologies, energy transfer, etc.).
- Identifying different materials, processes and technologies used for constructing, manufacturing and operating toys.
- Celebrating museum collections and the role of the museum in documenting change.
- Program led by Museum staff
- $6 per student. Supervising adults FREE
- Minimum 20 students. Minimum 4 adults needed for small role-play component.
- Teacher Notes including Australian Curriculum links (Science, HASS for Prep, Year 1, Year 2)
Group Visit Information
For information on booking a group into a program and additional information for your visit, go to the Queensland Museum planning page. Groups may be allocated time for self- guided Museum exploration during school program rotations.