QM Loans kits and the Australian Curriculum

Recently, our seconded teachers finished producing and labelling some new kits and these are now available for borrowing through QM Loans. These new kits are External Features and Micro Marvels. The first one is linked to Years 1 & 3, and the second one is targeted at Years 5 – 7 of the Biological Sciences strands of the Australian Science Curriculum. Teacher Resource Booklets have … Continue reading QM Loans kits and the Australian Curriculum

Stranded Humpback Whale

Recently an adult Humpback Whale beached itself on North Stradbroke Island, just 1 km south of the Main Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The cause of death is unknown though it may have been infection-related due to the snagging and embedding of a crab pot around the tail of the whale. Under the Nature Conservation (Whales & Dolphins) Plan 1997, Queensland Museum is authorised to … Continue reading Stranded Humpback Whale

Proud Parents at QM

Last week some of our Giant Burrowing Cockroaches gave birth so we are proud parents here at Queensland Museum. Giant Burrowing Cockroaches are insects classified in the Phylum Arthropoda, Order Blattodea. They are native to Australia and found mostly in tropical Queensland. As their name suggests, these insects burrow down into the soil, often to a depth of 1 metre, where they establish their home. Inquiry … Continue reading Proud Parents at QM

Microscopes through the Ages

I was walking along the corridor on level 5 of Queensland Museum last week, pondering the topic of my blog post for this week.  I passed by the doorway to our conservation area and saw some very old microscopes. This prompted me to think about how microscopes have developed through time. In 1590 two Dutch eye-glass makers, Zaccharias Janssen and son Hans experimented with multiple lenses … Continue reading Microscopes through the Ages