Science of Sci-Fi

We all suspend a certain amount of disbelief when we immerse ourselves in a blockbuster movie. But for a geek like astrophysicist Alan Duffy, it’s particularly annoying how the elegance and beauty of physics is routinely spurned by Hollywood filmmakers … Continued

Let’s talk about sex. Beetle sex.

The sex life of the British burying beetle is really pretty disgusting, and Dr Megan Head gets to study it for a living. Find out how this scientist is learning about how animals respond to climate change by studying the … Continued

How do fingers snap?

It’s friction – and surprisingly fast motion that allows us to snap our fingers. Use this explainer resource to investigate how we can snap our fingers in this resource for Year 4, 7 and 8 students studying forces and energy … Continued

Flavia Tata Nardini on women in engineering

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Flavia Tata Nardini talks about women in engineering and urges girls to get involved in STEM and experience everything, so they can find what they love. This resource provides an interesting comparison of cultural differences, highlighting how Australia is lagging … Continued