If we want to control greenhouse gases then we need to think ‘blue carbon’

Blue carbon ecosystems like seagrass and mangroves are a heavyweight in capturing carbon, but we’re losing them quickly. This interesting article explains carbon capture in action to students in year 10 studying Earth and Space Sciences or Senior Secondary Earth … 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

As the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak reaches Australia, here’s what we know

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This is what we do and don’t know about the Wuhan coronavirus spreading around the world. A fact based approach to information about the current pandemic, suitable to support delivery of the Year 8, 9 and Senior Secondary National Curriculum … 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

Dr Karl – What causes Hiccups?

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With an answer that ranges from your favourite organ to drinking your own pee, Dr Karl tackles the question “What causes hiccups?” They’re the annoying spasm that seems to always happen at the worst moment. But have you ever wondered … Continued

Scientists discover why mantis shrimps’ brains don’t explode

Mantis shrimp eyes collect a staggering amount of information, feeding into a tiny brain – leaving scientists wondering how they process it all. A short explainer video makes this an accessible resource for years 5 through 10 thinking about specific … Continued

NSW Coroner’s pill testing report agrees with research, common sense

The NSW Deputy Coroner has recommended a pill testing trial, the decriminalisation of personal drug use and no sniffer dogs at music festivals. This highly topical article looks at pill testing and why it is a good idea, with easy … Continued