The Earth began to move 2.5 billion years ago

Rock analysis shifts the likely emergence of continental drift. This short article would be suited to Earth and Space and Physical sciences for students studying plate tectonics and the changing Earth in years 4, 6, 8, and 9. Word Count: … Continued

Australian astrophysicists detect ancient star-crash

A team of scientists have detected a star-crash in space, about 500 million years ago. This article about some impressive technology would be suited to Earth and Space and Physical Sciences for years 7, 8, 9, and 10 as well … Continued

Lisa Harvey-Smith: Smashing galaxies and gender stereotypes

Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador, Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, discusses the future of astrophysics, the importance of science communication and what it takes to boost STEM diversity. Use this article as personal professional reading or with students to challenge them … Continued

A ‘tsunami’ on a silicon chip

Scientists in Sydney and Singapore create a world first for light waves. Use this article to show students some ground-breaking new technology made possible due to STEM knowledge and understanding. It would work well alongside Chemical and Physical sciences for … Continued

Moonlight and stealth: how an author’s error created a myth about a WWII invasion

History says The Omaha Beach Allied landing relied on a late-rising moon. Now, astronomy says otherwise. This interesting article could be used with Earth and Space and Physical Sciences for year 7. Interactive activity included here. Word Count: 997 Soldiers … Continued