As if space wasn’t dangerous enough, bacteria become nastier in microgravity

Research from space flight missions has found that bacteria seem to become more resistant to antibiotics and mutate quicker in space. This interesting article is suited to year 7-10 students across all sciences to demonstrate how the sciences can intertwine … Continued

Plug it into the wall

Chemists create ‘smart bricks’ for energy storage. This short article is suitable for year 8 and 10 chemistry and physics students. It demonstrates the importance of an understanding of energy storage and chemical properties in the development of technologies that … Continued

Ancient signs of life: inspiring the next generation of scientists in the outback

As Perseverance sets off on its six-month journey to Mars, two UNSW PhD students look back on a field trip that gave Indigenous high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the rover’s mission.   Inspire and excite students by showing … Continued

SCINEMA 2020: Student Workshop 3

Best for: Yr 7-9 students (but adaptable for others) Welcome to the third SCINEMA Student Workshop of 2020. This session is designed for you to complete with your classes. There is a video to watch that directs students through the … Continued