Cosmos Magazine Resources

The Royal Institution of Australia publishes a quarterly science magazine called Cosmos. In Education, we select our favourite for schools and share them with you. In the resource, you get a full copy of the article to share with your students, associated activities for your students and a teacher resource with guidance on how it connects to the curriculum and suggested questions for students.

You can use these resources to:

  • incorporate global science issues into your teaching
  • develop students’ critical thinking skills
  • raise awareness of STEM careers
  • revise science understanding outcomes

Have a look at our Cosmos Magazine resources and take the stress out of lesson planning today.

Cosmos 91

Where’s my flying car?

Physics, Careers, Technology, Engineering.

The Chemistry of Soap

Biology, Chemistry, Careers, Technology.

Solar System Knowledge of the First Australians

Earth and Space, Intercultural Understanding.

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W boson spotted in Antarctica

Physics, Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Cosmos 90

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Rising in the Yeast

Biology, Chemistry, Careers, Technology.

Advanced Technology Inspired by Nature

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Careers, Technology, Engineering.

How to Build a Spacesuit

Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space, Physics, Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Odd Jobs: Paleodermatologist

Biology, Earth and Space, Careers, Technology.

Cosmos 89

Blossom Theory

Biology, Careers, Maths.

Good Krill Hunting

Biology, Careers, Technology.

Underwater ISS

Biology, Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Cosmos 88

Peter is taking STEM outside the classroom

Earth and Space, Physics, Careers.

Cosmos 87

A short history of atoms

Chemistry, Physics, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Live Fast, Die Last

Biology, Careers, Technology, Engineering.

A touching display

Chemistry, Physics, Careers, Technology.

Cosmos 86

Head in the Clouds

Chemistry, Earth and Space, Physics, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

The Internet of Temporary Things

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Windows to the Stars

Chemistry, Earth and Space, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Cosmos 85

Refracted Glory

Chemistry, Physics, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Gorillas in our Midst

Biology, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

The Science of Fireworks

Chemistry, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Cosmos 84

The Amazing Concept of Gravito-Electromagnetism

Physics, Careers, Maths, Technology.

What Colours Can You Hear?

Biology, Physics, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

The Battle for Ningaloo’s Nursery

Biology, Earth and Space, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Naracoorte Caves: A rolls-royce record of biodiversity

Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space, Physics, Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

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Cosmos magazine is Australia’s only dedicated print science publication. Subscribe here to get your quarterly fill of the best Science of Everything, from the chemistry of fireworks to cutting-edge Australian innovation.