Why astronomy matters in times of crisis

It’s about international bonds and inspiration, not just technology. This article focusses on Australian astronomy being carried out right now, and the importance of continuing this work through the pandemic. Use it to demonstrate some history of astronomy and the … Continued

Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets

Researchers have adapted a miniature rocket, called the Pocket Rocket, to replicate the conditions of distant planets’ atmospheres. This article could be used with students in years 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Physical, Chemical or Earth and Space … Continued

A solar chimney that saves lives and energy

This solar chimney can slash energy costs and now research reveals it could also help save lives in a building fire. Investigate this technological development with students in years 6,7, 8, and 10 studying Physical, Earth and Space, or Chemical … Continued

A letter to year 12 students from an environmental engineering guru

Ellen Moon from Deakin University talks about making decisions, and how you always have the ability to travel down a different path. Ellen Moon Ellen Moon is a lecturer in environmental engineering at Deakin University. Her research focuses on developing … Continued

Sheena Ong – Renewables Engineer

Sheena works on renewable energy projects. She has also produced a documentary and is passionate about engineering solutions for humanitarian development. In this film, Sheena describes how she helps remote communities access renewable energy. She explains how she combined her … Continued