Timor-Leste cave art could be a link to Australia’s first people

Weathered stencils of handprints made 65,000 years ago suggests some of the first people to Australia could have taken a difficult route. Use this article to show students that scientists gather evidence to refine their scientific understanding of events from … Continued

Your backyard could help reduce global warming

A study finds gardens cool urban temperatures by six degrees, meaning your backyard can help reduce global warming. Inspire students to help slow global warming from home with this article suitable for Biological, Earth and Space and Physical science students … Continued

Chief Scientist: We need to transform our world into a sustainable ‘electric planet’

“Make no mistake, this will be the biggest engineering challenge ever undertaken.” This article is suited to students in years 7-10 studying Chemical, Earth and Space or Physical Sciences. It links the importance of school curriculum knowledge with current and … Continued

The last ice age tells us why we should care about 2°C temperature changes

Perhaps 2°C doesn’t sound like much, but if you look through history, seemingly small temperature changes have had huge effects on the planet and people. Emphasise the importance of an understanding of ecosystem stability and climate change with students in … Continued

Changemakers turn words into action for gender equity

“Acknowledging, understanding, and confronting biases and the inequalities is the way to move forward, it’s this which catalyses words into action.” Creating systemic change requires bold action to breakdown barriers for women entering and succeeding in STEM. Teachers can be … Continued