Astronauts grow lettuce in space

The plants are fresh, nutritious and safe to eat. This interesting article and short video is suited to students in years 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 studying Biological, Earth and Space or Physical Sciences. It demonstrates some … Continued

Parrots do probability

Study finds first evidence of statistical inference beyond great apes. Use this article as a practical application of probability and species adaptations for students in years 5 and 10 studying biological science. Word Count: 718 Parrots do probability | Cosmos … 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

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

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