Explainer: Landing Rovers With Newton’s Laws

How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away. This resource explains each of Newton's laws and how they are used to land rovers, like Perseverance, on Mars. It is best suited to Year 7 … Continued

Studying the red planet

As new probes reach Mars, here’s what we know so far from trips to the red planet. This resource covers science outcomes across all sciences from Years 5-10. It may be of particular interest to students learning about the needs … Continued

The Amazing Concept of Gravito-Electromagnetism

This intriguing article from Cosmos magazine issue 84 discusses the use of mathematical models in Physics and how they help us to better understand the Universe. It highlights how mathematics enables physicists to not only speak, but also understand, discover … 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

Gravitational Waves

In 2015, astronomers shook the world of science when they made the first ever detection of gravitational waves. This feat – which won them the Nobel Prize – recorded the ripples in spacetime created by a colossal crash between two … 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