A letter to year 12 students from the founder of Deadly Science

Corey Tutt Corey Tutt is the founder of DeadlyScience, an initiative that provides science books and early reading material to remote schools in Australia. Corey Tutt, founder of Deadly Science, talks about getting through the roadblocks that pop up in … Continued

A letter to year 12 students from an environmental engineering guru

Ellen Moon Ellen Moon is a lecturer in environmental engineering at Deakin University. Her research focuses on developing sustainable remediation strategies for land and water contaminated with heavy metals. Ellen Moon from Deakin University talks about making decisions, and how … Continued

What the Wuhan coronavirus does to make people severely ill

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As Wuhan coronavirus cases increase, we’re finding out just how it causes illness. This explainer article helps students understand how respiratory disease illnesses work and the various reasons people succumb to them. Suitable for years 8 and 11/12 studying Biological … Continued

A letter to year 12 students from Australia’s science teacher of the year

Samantha Moyle Dr Samantha Moyle is a Science and Technology Teacher at Brighton Secondary School in South Australia. In 2019 she took out the Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching (Secondary) at The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science. PM’s Prize … Continued

Sugar ants love pee, and it might reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Pee-loving ants that chomp down on urea could help prevent nitrous oxide release into the atmosphere. An interesting new way to look at Carbon Capture for year 10 Earth and Space Sciences, as well as relevant to the year 6, … Continued

If we want to control greenhouse gases then we need to think ‘blue carbon’

Blue carbon ecosystems like seagrass and mangroves are a heavyweight in capturing carbon, but we’re losing them quickly. This interesting article explains carbon capture in action to students in year 10 studying Earth and Space Sciences or Senior Secondary Earth … Continued

If we keep heading the way we’re going, the platypus is in big trouble

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Development and drought are pushing the platypus, like many other native Australian species, on the path to extinction. Suitable for years 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 for Biological Sciences study, or year 10 Earth and Space Sciences. Word Count: … Continued

A letter to year 12 students from the co-inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine

Ian Frazer Professor Ian Frazer is a clinician scientist, trained as a clinical immunologist in Scotland. As a Professor at the University of Queensland, he leads a research group working in cancer research. He is recognised as co-inventor of the … Continued

As the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak reaches Australia, here’s what we know

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This is what we do and don’t know about the Wuhan coronavirus spreading around the world. A fact based approach to information about the current pandemic, suitable to support delivery of the Year 8, 9 and Senior Secondary National Curriculum … Continued