The big five mass extinctions

Biologists suspect we’re living through the sixth major mass extinction. Earth has witnessed five, when more than 75% of species disappeared. Use this article to investigate how the Earth has changed over time long before humans arrived. It is suited … Continued

Best of: The Changing Earth

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources around a single topic. This week: The Changing Earth for year 4 students studying Earth and Space Sciences. Australian Curriculum Code: ACSSU075 "Earth’s surface changes over … Continued

New ‘law’ could inform glacier-flow models

Equation designed to measure movement over soft ground. This article and associated student activity is suited to students in years 4, 6, 7, and 10 studying Physical and Earth and Space Sciences. They focus on the practical application of frictional … Continued

Creating Possible Worlds – Ann Druyan

Ann Druyan is the executive producer, director and writer of the new National Geographic series Cosmos: Possible Worlds. From science fiction to the importance of science in everyday life, she is a woman on a mission, a woman who wants … Continued

Astronauts grow lettuce in space

The plants are fresh, nutritious and safe to eat. This interesting article and short video is suited to students in years 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 studying Biological, Earth and Space or Physical Sciences. It demonstrates some … Continued