Windows to the Stars

For seven decades, the world worked to map the heavens – a massive endeavour that ran from the 19th century to the era of manned space flight, taking in two world wars and vast social change. In this article, we … Continued

The Battle for Ningaloo’s Nursery

Exmouth Gulf is unprotected and in the sights of oil and gas developers. The gulf is home to a globally-unique ecosystem and acts as a nursery for many fish species. But, as Michelle Wheeler investigates, a proposed pipe-line bundling facility … Continued

Naracoorte Caves: A rolls-royce record of biodiversity

The geological records below ground in Naracoorte, South Australia are relatively young, dating 500,000 years to less than 1000. But researchers hope these records can inform conservation efforts about extinctions, adaptations, climate change and human impact. These fossils from the … Continued

School of fish: how we involved Indigenous students in our investigation of a 65,000-year-old site

A recent program for school kids in Kakadu and West Arnhem Land, incorporating traditional knowledge and Western science, is a model for teaching Indigenous children on Country. This inspiring article is best suited to Biology students in Years 6-10 who … Continued

What creates Earth’s magnetic field?

The Earth's core works like a giant bicycle dynamo in reverse. This article is suitable for Year 4 and 6 Physics students learning about magnetism, electrical current or forces. It is also suitable for Year 9 Earth and Space students … Continued

My talk with Jane Goodall: vegetarianism, animal welfare and the power of children’s advocacy

Dame Jane Goodall and Professor of Animal Welfare, Clive Phillips, discuss unique human characteristics, societies' moral obligations to animals, and conservation of the planet. This resource is best suited to Biology and Earth Science students in years 4, 6, 7, … Continued