Stay up to date and informed about upcoming exhibitions, school programs, classroom resources and teacher professional development events across Queensland.
Years 3 – 6
Facilitated by museum staff
45 minutes per session. Rotations for large groups will require a reset period.
Plan a visit for the Animal Classification facilitated primary school program and develop your student’s science inquiry skills through exploration of the animal kingdom using visuals, challenges, and real museum specimens.
During this facilitated program, students will explore the biodiversity of Australian animals and use science inquiry skills to recognise patterns and systems used in the classification process. During the session your students will compare physical characteristics of a selection of familiar animals and will examine real museum specimens to consider how and why scientists organise animals into groups and how classifying objects benefits our daily lives.
Animal Classification complements the Science strands of the Australian Curriculum: Animal Classification for Years 3 - 6 Australian Curriculum links
See our Visit as a school page for information on visiting the museum and booking a group into a program.
We recommend coordinating this session with your own self-guided exploration of museum exhibitions which complement this learning experience. Groups are encouraged to explore:
Explore additional learning resources related to this program on our Learning Resources platform.