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

Renewable Energy

We don’t have to be tied to dirty coal-fired power stations for our energy needs. We have real options, explains Sarah Keenihan. This excellent explainer article talks about the different forms of renewable energy and the impact they have on … 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

Maths Delivers: Car Braking Distances

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Find out how to calculate car braking distances and the difference just 5 kph can make. This explainer video is well suited to Physics students in Year 7 learning about forces and Year 8 learning about energy. Video Length: 4:42 … Continued

A science poet’s guide to the galaxy

Photons, physics and the power of performance: science poet, Rachel Rayner tells us how to communicate complex concepts. Learn about the importance of science communication, and how it can be used to translate complex physics concepts in this resource. Find … Continued

STELR Career Profiles in STEM – Architect

Kate Douglas is a senior architect for Outlines Landscape Architecture in Melbourne. Her experience has been in design-focused architectural practices where the detail is as important as the spirit behind the very first concept. She is particularly interested in public … Continued