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

Hayabusa2 capsule and cargo are back

Here's what you need to know about Hayabusa2 landing in South Australia. This article describes what happened after the Hayabusa2 capsule landed and why it is so exciting for scientists. It is best suited for students in Years 5, 7 … Continued

How to live in space: what we’ve learnt from 20 years of the International Space Station

November 2 marked 20 years since the first residents arrived on the International Space Station. The orbiting habitat has been continuously occupied ever since. This fascinating article describes 20 years of life on the ISS and its importance on society. … Continued

Learning the Star Knowledge of First Australians

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use their understanding of the night sky to navigate, inform cultural practices and much more. This interesting resource explains the importance of Aboriginal star knowledge through three Aboriginal star stories. It is suitable for … Continued

It’s confirmed. There is water on the Moon

Flying telescope detects unique spectral signature. This exciting article and resource are best suited to Year 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 Earth and Space, Chemistry and Physics students. It demonstrates an application for their understanding of minerals and the … Continued

Best of: The Moon

Our best of series, published regularly, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: The Moon for year 1, 3, and 7 students studying Earth and Space Sciences. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU019, ACSSU048, ACSSU115 Year … Continued

Brines on Mars not habitable, study says

Brines are common on Mars, but not ‘special’. As the search for life beyond Earth continues, this article could be used with students to discuss what the needs would be for life to exist and how scientists narrow their search. … Continued