Antarctica: Animal Adaptations

What adaptations do animals have to help them survive the harsh Antarctic conditions? This extended resource is designed for Year 5 and 6 Biology students who are learning about animal adaptations and ecosystems. It covers the physical, behavioural and physiological … Continued

Antarctica: Twilight zone

What causes the length of day and night to change in the Twilight Zone? This extended resource is designed for Year 7 Earth and Space students who are learning about daylight hours. It covers the changing seasons, location and latitude, … Continued

Wine with a touch of Eucalyptus?

The science of Indigenous Australian fermentation. This article is suitable for Year 7 and 8 Biology students learning about wine or Indigenous agricultural science, and Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry students learning about fermentation and organic compounds.   … Continued

Your at-home guide to appreciating snails

Watch what they do, then tell their stories. This resource provides an activity that is suitable for Year R and 1 students learning about how animals choose homes and year 4, 5, 6 and 7 students who are learning about … Continued

Electronic skin that behaves like skin

New device mimics body’s feedback response This article is suitable for Yr 9 and 10 biology students learning about the artificial skin and the role of engineering in biotechnology.   Word Count: 906 A concept image of electronic skin that … Continued

Five vampire traits that exist in the real world

Count Dracula's characteristics can be found in nature. This article is suitable for Year 6 and 7 Biology students who are learning about animal interactions.   Word Count: 840 The common vampire bat. Credit: Shuttershock When asked to describe a … Continued

To get big, grow slow

Whale shark females overtake the males to become the world's largest fish. This article is well suited to Biology students in years 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 who are learning about the lifecycle, adaptations and classification of native … 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