Can water be two types of liquid?

Researchers offer evidence to support decades-old theory about liquid water. Demonstrate an application of states of matter and particles to chemistry students in years 5 and 8.   Word Count: 492 Can water be two types of liquid? Can water … Continued

Best of: Acids and Alkalis

Our best of series, published regularly, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Acids and Alkalis for year 9, 11 and 12 students studying Chemical Science. Australian Curriculum Code: ACSSU179 Year 7: "Chemical reactions, … Continued

Cosmic bursts find all that missing matter

Mysterious explosions emitting radio waves in space help solve a longstanding mystery. This resource is suited to students in years 8, 9, and 10 studying Earth and Space, Chemical and Physical sciences. It discusses Australia’s contribution to the detection of … Continued

Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets

Researchers have adapted a miniature rocket, called the Pocket Rocket, to replicate the conditions of distant planets’ atmospheres. This article could be used with students in years 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Physical, Chemical or Earth and Space … Continued

Brines on Mars not habitable, study says

Brines are common on Mars, but not ‘special’. As the search for life beyond Earth continues, this article could be used with students to discuss what the needs would be for life to exist and how scientists narrow their search. … Continued