Big Questions: Cancer

What is cancer – the deadly disease that affects the lives of millions of people around the world each year? And… why do some people get it, and others not? UNSW cancer researcher A/Prof Darren Saunders says cancer is one … Continued

Koala populations hanging by a thread

Koala populations would once have stretched across the Australia, but new research shows they have shrunk to the point where we could lose them forever. This cautioning article could be used alongside Biological and Earth and Space Sciences for years … Continued

Scientists closing in on deadly frog fungus

A deadly frog fungus has devastated amphibian populations across every continent, but new studies show that it doesn’t exist at all in New Guinea. This short article could be used alongside Biological and Earth and Space Sciences for years 6, … Continued

Corals can’t adjust to acidic oceans

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems, Lifecycles, Living Things Chemical Sciences - Chemical Reactions, Atoms Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/non-renewable resources, The Changing Earth Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form … Continued

‘Micro-submarines’ could zoom through the body to deliver medicine

Topics: Biological Sciences - Cells, The Body, Living Things Chemical Sciences - Mixtures and Separations, Solids/ Liquids/ Gases, Particle Models Physical Sciences - Forces, Energy Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Form and Function Chemical Sciences … Continued

Predator exposure can help vulnerable species survive in the wild

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems, Genetics, Lifecycles, Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology. Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Scientists don’t really get the female … Continued

From 3D printing to bioplastic, seaweed just keeps on giving

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems, Cells, Lifecycles, Living Things Chemical Sciences - Atoms, Solids/ Liquids/ Gases Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/non-renewable resources Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity … Continued

The changing face of biometrics research

Topics: Biological Sciences - The Body, Living Things Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering. Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 The … Continued

Australia’s ethnic face is changing, and so are our blood types

Topics: Biological Sciences - Cells, The Body, Genetics, Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Form and Function Years: 8, 9, 10 Scientists don’t really get the female brain – and it’s a problem for … Continued

How did the moon end up where it is?

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System, Extreme Earth Events, The Changing Earth Physical Sciences - Forces Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - The Earth's Surface, Earth in Space Physical Sciences - … Continued