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Curriculum-linked, on-demand learning resources for teachers, learners and parents across design, technology and science disciplines.

Design

EXHIBITION – LINEAR

Take a virtual tour exploring the significance of line and lineage within Indigenous narratives and practices. Watch artist profile videos of the leading Indigenous practitioners whose works feature in Linear and access student learning resources

Suitable for Stage 4 & 5 students

Nyinajimanha (sitting together)

Australia’s First Peoples have become expert at adapting and responding to the world around them. Initially working with the impacts of the environment as the primary influence on creative practices, their adaptive resilience has come to the forefront as a result of the impacts of colonisation. Discover connection to culture through this collection.

Suitable for all ages

EXHIBITION – SHAPE 2019

A selection of outstanding major projects from the HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, and Textiles and Design courses. Go on a video walkthrough of the exhibition and discover inspirational stories from workshop artists Joe Westbury and Lauren Volk, designer Zara Pasfield and collaborators Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson.

Suitable for Stage 6 students

RED ROOM POETRY WORKSHOP

Watch this video workshop featuring Red Room Poetry presenter Sara Saleh and Powerhouse Curator Campbell Bickerstaff exploring the sensational context of objects. Students will learn how to write their own object-inspired poetry and are encouraged to submit an entry to this year’s Red Room Poetry Object Competition.

Suitable for Stage 3–5 students

Technology

THINKERSHIELD – GROUP PROJECT AND GUIDE

Students divide tasks, manage responsibilities and work as a team to create coded components. Every member has a pivotal role and communication is key. Use this handy guide to connect the most common components.

Suitable for Stage 3 & 4 students

Collection Set – GAME DEVELOPMENT

The objects in this collection set have been chosen for their impact on gaming and game design, highlighting games and consoles that have revolutionised the industry and influenced popular culture.

Suitable for Stage 2 students

Science

OBSERVATIONS

Sydney Observatory’s Astronomy resources page provides a uniquely Australian perspective on monthly patterns in the sky, phases of the Moon and topical astronomical subjects. It also gives the public a forum to report unusual sights in the sky and seek astronomy advice from Museum experts.

Suitable for all ages

THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Watch this video feature to consider the scale of our Solar System and explore Earth’s place within it. Use this guide to construct your own Solar System model at home and create planetary–themed mnemonic words for fun. Explore related cultural, technological and historical objects from the Powerhouse Collection, as well as objects on loan from NASA.

Suitable for Stage 3 students

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE MOON

The Moon plays a role in the evolution of plants and animals, navigation, keeping time and in the future, exploration of our Solar System. See this video feature and use the Moon surface, illusion and comparison resources to consider significance and apply learnings.

Suitable for Stage 3 students

Collection Set – THE MUSEUM AND THE MOON

The Moon is our closest other world, a constant companion in the solar system. Inspiring poems, storytelling, innovation and technology over hundreds of years. Discover earthly objects which celebrate our fascination.

Suitable for all ages

Collection Sets – HSC

Textiles and Design

The objects included in this set have been chosen for their creative styling, use of innovative textile manufacturing and craftsmanship.

Suitable for Stage 6 students

Industrial Technology

Can be used as a resource for design research and idea development when producing the portfolio for the major project.

Suitable for Stage 6 students

Design and Technology

These objects were chosen for their innovative approach, and creative use of technology and problem-solving.

Suitable for Stage 6 students

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