Science of Sci-Fi

We all suspend a certain amount of disbelief when we immerse ourselves in a blockbuster movie. But for a geek like astrophysicist Alan Duffy, it’s particularly annoying how the elegance and beauty of physics is routinely spurned by Hollywood filmmakers … 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

Flavia Tata Nardini on women in engineering

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Flavia Tata Nardini talks about women in engineering and urges girls to get involved in STEM and experience everything, so they can find what they love. This resource provides an interesting comparison of cultural differences, highlighting how Australia is lagging … Continued

Getting Personal With Skinks

Researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney are delving into the private lives of skinks to understand why animals bond together. Find out how researchers are learning about social groups in animals, particularly skinks, in this resource for Biology students in … 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