How to make ice levitate

Three-phase Leidenfrost effect opens new understanding of heat transfer. This resource is best suited to Year 8 and 10 Physics students looking for applications of learning methods for describing energy transfers and transformations. Also Year 8 and 10 Chemistry students … Continued

How was the asteroid belt formed?

Travel back 4.6 billion years, to the beginning of the solar system, to learn how the asteroid belt was formed. Learn how the asteroid belt was formed in this resource for Year 7, 8 and 10 Chemistry, Earth and Space … Continued

STELR Career Profiles in STEM – Engineer

Nick Williams is an engineer Site Manager for Orica Deer Park, which produces a chemical additive used in explosives for primarily the mining industry. Highlight some lesser-known careers in STEM in this series to inspire students. Increasing awareness of careers … Continued

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