Pluto’s icy volcanoes

Massive cryovolcanoes on distant Pluto suggest the possibility of liquid water near the dwarf planet’s surface. This captivating article could be used alongside Earth and Space and Physical Sciences for years 5, 7, and 10 as well as Senior Sciences. … Continued

How to build a galaxy

Researchers construct a time-resolved picture of the formation history of the Milky Way. This captivating article could be used alongside Earth and Space and Physical Sciences for years 5, 7, and 10 as well as Senior Sciences. Interactive class activity … Continued

How was the asteroid belt formed?

Travel back 4.6 billion years, to the beginning of the solar system, to learn how the asteroid belt was formed. Learn how the asteroid belt was formed in this resource for Year 7, 8 and 10 Chemistry, Earth and Space … Continued

Science of Sci-Fi

We all suspend a certain amount of disbelief when we immerse ourselves in a blockbuster movie. But for a geek like astrophysicist Alan Duffy, it’s particularly annoying how the elegance and beauty of physics is routinely spurned by Hollywood filmmakers … Continued

How do fingers snap?

It’s friction – and surprisingly fast motion that allows us to snap our fingers. Use this explainer resource to investigate how we can snap our fingers in this resource for Year 4, 7 and 8 students studying forces and energy … Continued

Maths Delivers: Car Braking Distances

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Find out how to calculate car braking distances and the difference just 5 kph can make. This explainer video is well suited to Physics students in Year 7 learning about forces and Year 8 learning about energy. Video Length: 4:42 … Continued

Helmets and Forces

Children and their parents are underestimating the danger of scooters, skateboard and skates with often dire consequences. This resource shows the real-life implications and consequences of not wearing helmets with any non-motorised vehicle. It is an easily relatable example showing … Continued

D.I.Y Science – Make your own Rocket

The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It's time to get hands-on. This episode shows students … Continued