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

Explainer: How to make a vaccine

Inside the Australian manufacturing process of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. This resource is best suited to Chemistry and Biology students in Years 8, 9 and 10 who are learning about cells and chemical reactions. It details the steps involved in manufacturing … Continued

Q&A: Caring for Country

To honour Australia’s history, from 18 to 26 January, Education – RiAus will be exclusively publishing content by and about First Nations Australians. These resources will look back at our favourite pieces from 2020 and also provide new content and … Continued