How to hunt fossils responsibly

5 tips from a professional palaeontologist to search for fossils responsibly. Learn how to safely and responsibly get involved in fossil-hunting and become a back-yard palaeontologist in this resource for Year 4 and 8 Earth and Space students.   Word … Continued

Dig this: echidnas tackle climate change

Researchers have found that a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle climate change. Learn about the work of the amazing echidna in this resource for Year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 Earth … Continued

Cadmium overload

Soil changes mean more toxins in food. This resource is best suited to Year 7, 8 and 10 Biology (food chains), Chemistry (elements) and Earth and Space (the Earth’s resources) students. It also covers some Earth and Space science outcomes … 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

Is Lithium the energy answer for Australia?

As the demand for renewable-energy technologies skyrockets, so has the global search for their constituent materials, like lithium. Since Australia mines over half the worlds lithium, we have a responsibility to mine it in a sustainable way. In this resource … Continued

Odd Jobs: Paleodermatologist

Looking skin deep can provide new discoveries, at least in this vanguard field of research. This article is best suited for Year 7, 8, and 10 Biology and Earth and Space students as well as Senior Science students who are exploring … Continued

Meet our Indigenous researcher: Marlee Hutton

To honour Australia’s history, from 18 to 26 January, Education – RiAus will be exclusively publishing content by and about First Nations Australians. These resources will look back at our favourite pieces from 2020 and also provide new content and … Continued

Magic, culture and stalactites: how Aboriginal perspectives are transforming archaeological histories

To honour Australia’s history, from 18 to 26 January, Education – RiAus will be exclusively publishing content by and about First Nations Australians. These resources will look back at our favourite pieces from 2020 and also provide new content and … Continued

Naracoorte Caves: A rolls-royce record of biodiversity

The geological records below ground in Naracoorte, South Australia are relatively young, dating 500,000 years to less than 1000. But researchers hope these records can inform conservation efforts about extinctions, adaptations, climate change and human impact. These fossils from the … Continued