New clues to the Milky Way’s age

By studying star-quake vibrations, scientists have a new estimate for the age of the Milky Way’s ‘thick disc’. This short easy to read article has obvious links to year 5, 7 and 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum, with a … Continued

Fireball over SA could have been a rarely seen “Minimoon”

It’s the Moon Mk2 – a minimoon orbiting Earth was spotted as it exploded in the atmosphere in 2016. This article has clear links to the Earth and Space Sciences curriculum for years 5, 7 and 10. Word Count: 719 … Continued

Scientists discover why mantis shrimps’ brains don’t explode

Mantis shrimp eyes collect a staggering amount of information, feeding into a tiny brain – leaving scientists wondering how they process it all. A short explainer video makes this an accessible resource for years 5 through 10 thinking about specific … Continued

NSW Coroner’s pill testing report agrees with research, common sense

The NSW Deputy Coroner has recommended a pill testing trial, the decriminalisation of personal drug use and no sniffer dogs at music festivals. This highly topical article looks at pill testing and why it is a good idea, with easy … Continued

SCINEMA 2020 returns with new SCINEMA junior filmmaker award

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, is back for 2020 and we want your students to submit their films! Years: R, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, … Continued

NYSF 2020 National Science Teachers Summer School Registrations are now open!

The National Science Teacher’s Summer School (NSTSS) is a five-day professional development program for experienced and new secondary Science Teachers and Lab Technicians from across Australia.   NYSF 2020 National Science Teachers Summer School Registrations are now open! The National … Continued