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

A solar chimney that saves lives and energy

This solar chimney can slash energy costs and now research reveals it could also help save lives in a building fire. Investigate this technological development with students in years 6,7, 8, and 10 studying Physical, Earth and Space, or Chemical … Continued

Best of: Gravity

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Gravity for year 7 and 10 students studying Physical Sciences. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU117, ACSSU229 Year 7: "Change to an … Continued

Hubble turns 30 – The images that changed our view of the universe

As the Hubble Space Telescope turns 30, astrophysicist Alan Duffy shares his favourite images and how they changed the way we understand the universe. Use these beautiful images and video to open a discussion with students about the incredible technological … Continued

Your backyard could help reduce global warming

Gardens cool urban temperatures by six degrees, study finds. Inspire students to help slow global warming from home with this article suitable for Biological, Earth and Space and Physical science students in year 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. … Continued

Best of: Quantum

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Quantum for year 8, 9, 11, and 12 students studying Physical Sciences. Although most quantum physics is beyond school-level physics, … Continued