Cadmium overload

Soil changes mean more toxins in food. This resource is best suited to Year 7, 8 and 10 Biology (food chains), Chemistry (elements) and Earth and Space (the Earth’s resources) students. It also covers some Earth and Space science outcomes … Continued

Food, tools and medicine: 5 native plants that illuminate deep Aboriginal knowledge

To honour Australia’s history, from 18 to 26 January, Education – RiAus will be exclusively publishing content by and about First Nations Australians. These resources will look back at our favourite pieces from 2020 and also provide new content and … Continued

Live Fast, Die Last

In complete defiance of one of nature’s most fundamental laws, a species of tiny, frenetic bat is living 10 times longer – and healthier – than it should. Andrew Bain talks to the research team embarking on the project of … Continued

Learning the Star Knowledge of First Australians

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use their understanding of the night sky to navigate, inform cultural practices and much more. This interesting resource explains the importance of Aboriginal star knowledge through three Aboriginal star stories. It is suitable for … Continued

To get big, grow slow

Whale shark females overtake the males to become the world's largest fish. This article is well suited to Biology students in years 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 who are learning about the lifecycle, adaptations and classification of native … Continued

This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep8: Crafty Hover

The Trash Can Man is on a mission to turn TRASH into (scientific) TREASURE! Hidden inside every pile of refuse and rejectamenta are a billion different possibilities... In this episode The Trash Can Man combines three trashy things to create … Continued

This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep5: Weeeeeeeee!

The Trash Can Man is on a mission to turn TRASH into (scientific) TREASURE! Hidden inside every pile of refuse and rejectamenta are a billion different possibilities... This episode is a little gross. BUT, it's also really interesting. AND, there's … Continued

This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep4: This Sucks!

The Trash Can Man is on a mission to turn TRASH into (scientific) TREASURE! Hidden inside every pile of refuse and rejectamenta are a billion different possibilities... Slurp up some spinny science as the Trash Can Man splashes the Thing … Continued