Aurora Traditions of the First Australians

The Southern Lights of the Aurora Australis are writ large in the storytelling traditions of Indigenous Australians, write Krystal De Napoli and Duane Hamacher. This article demonstrates real-world applications of magnetism, electrical charge and waves to Physics students, the features … Continued

Solar System Knowledge of the First Australians

For at least 65,000 years, First Nations Australians have understood Earth’s place in the solar system and the universe, write Kirsten Banks and Duane Hamacher. This extended resource and activity are best suited to Year 5 Earth and Space students … Continued

Aboriginal star names are finally recognised

The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world’s astronomical body. This article is best suited to Year 7 and 10 Earth and Space Science students. It describes the stars that have just been formally named and the … Continued

Windows to the Stars

For seven decades, the world worked to map the heavens – a massive endeavour that ran from the 19th century to the era of manned space flight, taking in two world wars and vast social change. In this article, we … Continued

Learning the Star Knowledge of First Australians

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use their understanding of the night sky to navigate, inform cultural practices and much more. This interesting resource explains the importance of Aboriginal star knowledge through three Aboriginal star stories. It is suitable for … Continued

Best of: The Moon

Our best of series, published regularly, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: The Moon for year 1, 3, and 7 students studying Earth and Space Sciences. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU019, ACSSU048, ACSSU115 Year … Continued

As if space wasn’t dangerous enough, bacteria become nastier in microgravity

Research from space flight missions has found that bacteria seem to become more resistant to antibiotics and mutate quicker in space. This interesting article is suited to year 7-10 students across all sciences to demonstrate how the sciences can intertwine … Continued