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

Lighting the way to cyclist safety

A focus on biomotion separates cyclist from bike. The Australian national winner of the 2020 James Dyson awards has been announced and his design is set to save thousands of lives. This article and associated teaching resources are suitable for … Continued

Turning buoyancy on its head

French researchers have floated boats “upside down” on liquid. This article is well suited to year 7 and 10 Physics students who are learning about forces. It demonstrates how an understanding of buoyancy, balanced and unbalanced forces can be applied … Continued

Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets

Researchers have adapted a miniature rocket, called the Pocket Rocket, to replicate the conditions of distant planets’ atmospheres. This article could be used with students in years 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Physical, Chemical or Earth and Space … Continued