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

The last ice age tells us why we should care about 2°C temperature changes

Perhaps 2°C doesn’t sound like much, but if you look through history, seemingly small temperature changes have had huge effects on the planet and people. Emphasise the importance of an understanding of ecosystem stability and climate change with students in … 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 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

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