Classroom Resources

We produce teaching resources for primary and secondary levels. Resources include background information, student activities, full-colour cut-out 3D models and posters. For more information contact

New Resources

The Geology of Minecraft 2 Poster
A second poster comparing the concepts in the computer game Minecraft with science/geology. Aimed at school children, for display in classrooms.
Geological Timescale
A geological timescale suitable for printing at A4 or A3 size and displaying on the wall of a classroom. The timescale subdivides the 4.6 billion years since the planet formed into a series of time units.
Tectonic Plates Jigsaw Puzzle
World elevation map that shows the shape of the major tectonic plates. Print on two A3 pages, then cut out the shapes and fit them together (see instruction document).
Virtual Exhibits
View some of our exhibits online including our most valuable unseen mineral specimens which are housed in our vault via the Google Arts and Culture online exhibit platform.

Teacher Resource Booklets

These booklets are intended to provide information for both Science and Geography teachers to support their work with students in both upper primary and secondary settings. Teachers should evaluate the student activities to ensure that they are appropriate.

Exploring Minerals and Crystals - Teacher notes and student activities
Rocks and minerals are all around us. We see and use them every day, without even realising it. Minerals are the building blocks of rocks. This booklet has been developed as an Earth Science companion for teaching primary and secondary level Science, in particular Year 8 Earth and Space Science. Student activities are included.

The Australian Coast - Teacher notes and student activities
Australia's coastline is one of the longest national coastlines in the world. This booklet provides information about the major physical environmental characteristics of the Australian coast and the major physical processes which shape the coast as well as an introduction to the human-induced processes which impact upon Australia's coast. Student activities are included.

Earthquakes - Teacher notes and student activities
This booklet focuses on earthquakes including their causes, measurement, distribution and monitoring. The booklet also catalogues significant Australian earthquakes. Student activities are included, one of which is 'Epicentre Hunt'.

Weathering, erosion, landforms and regolith - Teacher notes and student activities
This booklet focuses on the processes of weathering and erosion, and includes case studies on Australian landforms such as Uluru, the Warrumbungles and the Twelve Apostles.

Landslides - Teacher Notes and Student Activities

Landslides are one of Australia's most dangerous natural hazards and result from a mass movement of material down a slope or cliff face. This booklet explains the nature of landslides and gives examples of various historical landslides that have occurred in Australia. Student activities included.

Tsunami - Teacher Notes and Student Activities
Tsunamis are associated with earthquakes, landslides or volcanic eruptions that occur in, or adjacent to, the ocean. This usually results in the sudden movement of water. This booklet explains the causes of tsunamis, detection and warning systems. Student activities included.

Geological TimeWalk - A Short Guide
The booklet describes major geological, climatic and biological events that have occurred over time. Geological events include continental drift, the break-up and amalgamation of continental land masses, mountain building and major volcanic eruptions. Climate changes include the occurrence of ice ages and biological events include the evolution of major groups of organisms.

Other Resources

Australian geography
Factsheets, resources, posters and activities related to the continent of Australia.
Natural hazards and plate tectonics
Factsheets, resources, posters and activities related to plate tectonics and hazards.
Resources - minerals and energy
Factsheets, resources, posters and activities related to minerals and energy.
Maps and mapping
Factsheets, resources, posters and activities related to spatial and geographic information.
Landforms and landscapes
Factsheets, resources, posters and activities related to landforms and landscapes.
Fossils and geological time
Factsheets, resources, posters and activities related to geological time and fossils.
Coastal and marine
Factsheets, resources, posters and activities related to marine and coastal.
Geology of minecraft and rock cycle posters.