Fire, floods and ice

How Antarctic science helps us understand Australian weather and climate. The last Australian summer delivered hot weather and bushfires on scales not recorded before, followed closely by heavy rains and flooding. Why then, should we be thinking about science on … Continued

A short history of atoms

In the centuries since the discovery of the famously uncuttable atom, scientists and philosophers alike have delved deeply into its form and function. As our powers of observation become increasingly sophisticated, we’ve found there is much yet to learn, as … Continued

Refracted Glory

Before Galileo, Descartes and Newton, Thomas Harriot made some of the breakthroughs ascribed to his famous peers – but as Robyn Arianrhod explains, it’s his investigation into an everyday occurrence that shows just what it takes to discover a scientific … Continued

Wine with a touch of Eucalyptus?

The science of Indigenous Australian fermentation. This article is suitable for Year 7 and 8 Biology students learning about wine or Indigenous agricultural science, and Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry students learning about fermentation and organic compounds.   … 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

SCINEMA 2020: Student Workshop 3

Best for: Yr 7-9 students (but adaptable for others) Welcome to the third SCINEMA Student Workshop of 2020. This session is designed for you to complete with your classes. There is a video to watch that directs students through the … Continued

Can water be two types of liquid?

Researchers offer evidence to support decades-old theory about liquid water. Demonstrate an application of states of matter and particles to Chemistry students in years 5 and 8.   Word Count: 492 Credit: Yu Liang Lim/EyeEm/Getty Images. Cold water behaves strangely. … Continued