Exoplanet atmosphere hints it formed far from star

Chemical fingerprint of the exoplanet Osiris shows unexpectedly high carbon. Find out how astronomers have used spectroscopy to analyse the chemical composition of the atmosphere of Osiris. This resource is best suited to Chemistry, Earth and Space and Physics students … 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

Learning about Titan’s chemistry

Atomic-force microscopy allows new understanding of Saturn’s moon. This article looks at how researchers are using technology to understand the chemical make-up of Titan. It is best suited to Year 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry students who are learning about … 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

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