Aurora Traditions of the First Australians

The Southern Lights of the Aurora Australis are writ large in the storytelling traditions of Indigenous Australians, write Krystal De Napoli and Duane Hamacher. This article demonstrates real-world applications of magnetism, electrical charge and waves to Physics students, the features … Continued

This planet literally has an iron sky

Iron and titanium have been found in the atmosphere of the super-hot giant exoplanet, KELT-9b. Learn how scientists use chemistry and technology to analyse elements throughout the universe in this resource for Year 8 and 10 students. Word Count: 508 … Continued

Turning mirrors into windows using nanotechnology

By combining materials science, physics and engineering, scientists have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand. This new material has the potential to turn a window into a mirror on demand, control the amount … Continued

D.I.Y Science – Make your own Rocket

The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It's time to get hands-on. This episode shows students … Continued

Ammonia: Australia’s next massive energy export

Australian researchers try to solve the energy problem by investigating ammonia. This resource is best suited to Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry, Earth and Space and Physics students. Included are student activity and an investigation template that guides … Continued