Promising progress for a cheap and accessible new COVID vaccine

American researchers have used long-established technology to create a COVID vaccine that’s easy to make and store; clinical trials are underway. It could be a COVID-vax game-changer for less-wealthy nations. This resource is best suited to Biology students in Years … Continued

What is daydreaming?

Parts of the brain show sleep-like activity when your mind wanders. Learn why we daydream and what is happening in the brain in this resource for Year 8 and 9 Biology students. Word Count: 822 Credit: Shutterstock Our attention is … Continued

The Future of Food

The way food is grown, used and distributed is constantly changing. When our grandparents were young, they had different access to food than we do, and it will look different again in the coming decades. So, what will our food … Continued

Mutations, variants and strains

What’s the difference between mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID terminology. This resource is an excellent example of how scientific understanding is continuously being refined. It is best suited to Year 8 and 9 Biology students who are … Continued

Good as bone

Australian researchers take 3D printing to the next level with material that mimics bone tissue. This resource is best suited to Year 8 Biology and Chemistry students who are learning about cells and compounds. It is an excellent example of … Continued