Flirting with the enemy: fish using sharks to exfoliate

Rubbing against the sharks’ sandpaper-like skin might remove parasites and skin irritants for bold fish. Learn about this dangerous relationship observed between sharks and fish in this resource for Year 3, 4 and 6 Biology students learning about features of … 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

Dig this: echidnas tackle climate change

Researchers have found that a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle climate change. Learn about the work of the amazing echidna in this resource for Year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 Earth … Continued

Food, tools and medicine: 5 native plants that illuminate deep Aboriginal knowledge

To honour Australia’s history, from 18 to 26 January, Education – RiAus will be exclusively publishing content by and about First Nations Australians. These resources will look back at our favourite pieces from 2020 and also provide new content and … Continued

Live Fast, Die Last

In complete defiance of one of nature’s most fundamental laws, a species of tiny, frenetic bat is living 10 times longer – and healthier – than it should. Andrew Bain talks to the research team embarking on the project of … Continued