How does 3D printing work?

Additive manufacturing has extended past manufacturing and into prototyping, fashion and even medicine. Learn about the different 3D printing devices and the pros and cons of each. This resource is best suited to Year 8 and 10 Chemistry students looking … Continued

Renewable Energy

We don’t have to be tied to dirty coal-fired power stations for our energy needs. We have real options, explains Sarah Keenihan. This excellent explainer article talks about the different forms of renewable energy and the impact they have on … Continued

How do fingers snap?

It’s friction – and surprisingly fast motion that allows us to snap our fingers. Use this explainer resource to investigate how we can snap our fingers in this resource for Year 4, 7 and 8 students studying forces and energy … Continued

What causes the oily film on black tea?

Researchers take a closer look at the physics and chemist-tea. Learn about the compound responsible for the oily film on your tea in this resource for Year 8 Chemistry students. Word Count: 399 The oily film that sometimes forms on … Continued

Maths Delivers: Car Braking Distances

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Find out how to calculate car braking distances and the difference just 5 kph can make. This explainer video is well suited to Physics students in Year 7 learning about forces and Year 8 learning about energy. Video Length: 4:42 … Continued

A science poet’s guide to the galaxy

Photons, physics and the power of performance: science poet, Rachel Rayner tells us how to communicate complex concepts. Learn about the importance of science communication, and how it can be used to translate complex physics concepts in this resource. Find … Continued