Where the wild things are: As humans stay indoors, nature is emerging

As COVID-19 forces us to abandon public spaces and stay home, nature appears to be “reclaiming” the streets. This article provides a positive view of physical isolation by reporting the reduction of human impact on nature. It is suited to … Continued

In Class With… Climate Special

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems, Living Things Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/non-renewable resources, The Changing Earth Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Years: 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, Senior Secondary To young people, the changing climate is an ongoing source … Continued

Best of: Vaccination

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Vaccinations for year 8 and 9 students studying Biological Sciences. Australian Curriculum Code: ACSSU150, ACSSU175 "Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of … Continued

The big five mass extinctions

Biologists suspect we’re living through the sixth major mass extinction. Earth has witnessed five, when more than 75% of species disappeared. Use this article to investigate how the Earth has changed over time long before humans arrived. It is suited … Continued

Where are we at with developing a vaccine for coronavirus?

The first stage may be to reduce the amount of virus generated during a typical infection. This article and diagrams will explain the vaccine development process being undergone by researchers trying to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. It is suited … Continued

STEM Pack 9: Vaccination

The aim of each STEM Careers Pack is twofold: first, to make students aware of the wide variety of STEM careers there are and; secondly, to help students understand the nature of scientific knowledge, how science influences society and how society influences science (i.e. … Continued

Top 10 new marine species of the year

From Wakanda to the Muppets, tiny squid and boring amphipods, the marine world got a whole bunch of amazing species added to its library in 2019. Teach students in years 3, 5, 7, and 10 studying Biological Science about features … Continued