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

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

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