The big five mass extinctions

Biologists suspect we’re living through the sixth major mass extinction. Earth has witnessed five, when more than 75% of species disappeared. Use this article to investigate how the Earth has changed over time long before humans arrived. It is suited … Continued

Where are we at with developing a vaccine for coronavirus?

[PLEASE NOTE: The information in this article may since have been updated or refined.] The first stage may be to reduce the amount of virus generated during a typical infection. This article and diagrams will explain the vaccine development process being … Continued

New ‘law’ could inform glacier-flow models

Equation designed to measure glacier movement over soft ground. This article and associated student activity is suited to students in years 4, 6, 7, and 10 studying Physical and Earth and Space Sciences. They focus on the practical application of … Continued

Trekking alone across Antarctica taught me something about isolation

One of the world’s greatest living explorers, Tim Jarvis, is used to pushing himself to the extreme. So he’s worth listening to when he talks about dealing with isolation. Following the advice from Tim Jarvis, try the attached student activity … Continued