Bush Mechanics Claymation

Using stop motion animation students make a short movie depicting Aboriginal bush mechanic themes.

Available at the Museum or can come to you as a school incursion.

Suitable for years 3-7.

This program is associated with the National Motor Museum’s travelling exhibition ‘Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition‘. Inspired by the Claymation episode of the Bush Mechanics series (watch trailer here) as a team students will make a short movie using stop motion animation on an iPad depicting Aboriginal bush mechanic themes and vibrant characters.

Student learning: HASS, design and technology, digital technology, Media Arts and ATSI cross curriculum priorities. Hands-on learning and great team building!


Teacher resources and activities for students years 6 – 9 to do before and after the visit are an integral part of the exhibition and are available when schools make a booking.

The education package uses a cross curriculum approach to learning.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture
  • Years 7 and 8 Design and Technologies: Knowledge and Understanding
  • Years 9 and 10 Design and Technologies: Processes and Production Skills.


  • Building on HASS Year 3, the impact of changing technology on peoples lives
  • Building on Geography Year 3, The representation of Australia as states and territories and as Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and major places in Australia, both natural and human

Links to SA Teaching for Effective learning

Domain 4: Personalise and connect learning 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4