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

The big five mass extinctions

Biologists suspect we’re living through the sixth major mass extinction. Earth has witnessed five, when more than 75% of species disappeared. Use this article to investigate how the Earth has changed over time long before humans arrived. It is suited … Continued

New ‘law’ could inform glacier-flow models

Equation designed to measure movement over soft ground. This article and associated student activity is suited to students in years 4, 6, 7, and 10 studying Physical and Earth and Space Sciences. They focus on the practical application of frictional … 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

Mars is more seismically active than the Moon

InSight has detected hundreds of earthquakes in just 10 months. This article is suited to years 6 and 9 students studying Earth and Space sciences and gives them a different application of their knowledge and understanding of earthquakes. Word Count: … Continued