Rising in the yeast

The science of sourdough bread is anything but run of the mill. Kelly Wong gets a starter lesson from sourdough librarian Karl De Smedt. Apply students' knowledge of chemical reactions in this resource about the science of bread baking. It … Continued

Learning about Titan’s chemistry

Atomic-force microscopy allows new understanding of Saturn’s moon. This article looks at how researchers are using technology to understand the chemical make-up of Titan. It is best suited to Year 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry students who are learning about … Continued

Mutations, variants and strains

What’s the difference between mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID terminology. This resource is an excellent example of how scientific understanding is continuously being refined. It is best suited to Year 8 and 9 Biology students who are … Continued

Explainer: How to make a vaccine

Inside the Australian manufacturing process of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. This resource is best suited to Chemistry and Biology students in Years 8, 9 and 10 who are learning about cells and chemical reactions. It details the steps involved in manufacturing … Continued

Is Lithium the energy answer for Australia?

As the demand for renewable-energy technologies skyrockets, so has the global search for their constituent materials, like lithium. Since Australia mines over half the worlds lithium, we have a responsibility to mine it in a sustainable way. In this resource … Continued