Fire, floods and ice

How Antarctic science helps us understand Australian weather and climate. The last Australian summer delivered hot weather and bushfires on scales not recorded before, followed closely by heavy rains and flooding. Why then, should we be thinking about science on … Continued

Is Lithium the energy answer for Australia?

As the demand for renewable-energy technologies skyrockets, so has the global search for their constituent materials, like lithium. Since Australia mines over half the worlds lithium, we have a responsibility to mine it in a sustainable way. In this resource … Continued

Engineers have built machines to scrub CO₂ from the air.

But will it halt climate change? This resource is best suited to Year 8, 9 and 10 Earth and Space and Chemistry students who are learning about CO2 emissions and technological advances that can help reduce levels in the atmosphere. … Continued

Meet our Indigenous researcher: Marlee Hutton

To honour Australia’s history, from 18 to 26 January, Education – RiAus will be exclusively publishing content by and about First Nations Australians. These resources will look back at our favourite pieces from 2020 and also provide new content and … Continued

A short history of atoms

In the centuries since the discovery of the famously uncuttable atom, scientists and philosophers alike have delved deeply into its form and function. As our powers of observation become increasingly sophisticated, we’ve found there is much yet to learn, as … Continued

A Touching Display

Today’s interactive screens may seem like magic, but as Lee Constable explains, the tech is decades old and based on surprisingly simple principles. Discuss the application of Physics and Chemistry understanding in a real-life context that students will definitely be … Continued

Head in the Clouds

You've heard of cloud nine – but what about clouds one through 10? Looking to the heavens, weather presenter and meteorologist Nate Byrne handcuffs thunder, throws lightning in jail, and even comes up with an entirely new word for “fog”. … Continued

The Internet of Temporary Things

Cash in your silicone chips – paper and plastic are about to make a comeback. As sensors fill the world with an endless stream of data on every aspect of our lives, Moore’s Law dictates that traditional silicon-based systems won’t … Continued