Chief Scientist: We need to transform our world into a sustainable ‘electric planet’

“Make no mistake, this will be the biggest engineering challenge ever undertaken.” This article is suited to students in years 7-10 studying Chemical, Earth and Space or Physical Sciences. It links the importance of school curriculum knowledge with current and … Continued

Sugar ants love pee, and it might reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Pee-loving ants that chomp down on urea could help prevent nitrous oxide release into the atmosphere. An interesting new way to look at Carbon Capture for year 10 Earth and Space Sciences, as well as relevant to the year 6, … Continued

If we keep heading the way we’re going, the platypus is in big trouble

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Development and drought are pushing the platypus, like many other native Australian species, on the path to extinction. Suitable for years 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 for Biological Sciences study, or year 10 Earth and Space Sciences. Word Count: … Continued

A vampire star has been spotted sucking the life from its victim

A white dwarf star in the middle of a feeding frenzy sheds new insight into vampire star systems. Suitable for Earth and Space Sciences delivery for years 7 or 10. Word Count: 424 A vampire star has been spotted sucking … Continued

Bushfires are threatening our drinking water

Bushfires pose a serious risk to the quality of our drinking water – expert Stuart Khan explains the immediate and long-term effects. Suitable for delivery alongside the Year 7 or 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum when studying the water … Continued

Hunter or hunted? When the world catches on fire, how do predators respond?

Millions of animals have perished in the bushfires ravaging our country – those that survive will feel the effects long after the fires are put out. A thought-provoking piece to assist with relevance of delivery of the Biological Sciences curriculum … Continued

New clues to the Milky Way’s age

By studying star-quake vibrations, scientists have a new estimate for the age of the Milky Way’s ‘thick disc’. This short easy to read article has obvious links to year 5, 7 and 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum, with a … Continued