Rising in the yeast

The science of sourdough bread is anything but run of the mill. Kelly Wong gets a starter lesson from sourdough librarian Karl De Smedt. Apply students' knowledge of chemical reactions in this resource about the science of bread baking. It … Continued

Cadmium overload

Soil changes mean more toxins in food. This resource is best suited to Year 7, 8 and 10 Biology (food chains), Chemistry (elements) and Earth and Space (the Earth’s resources) students. It also covers some Earth and Space science outcomes … Continued

Learning about Titan’s chemistry

Atomic-force microscopy allows new understanding of Saturn’s moon. This article looks at how researchers are using technology to understand the chemical make-up of Titan. It is best suited to Year 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry students who are learning about … 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

Studying the red planet

As new probes reach Mars, here’s what we know so far from trips to the red planet. This resource covers science outcomes across all sciences from Years 5-10. It may be of particular interest to students learning about the needs … 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

Is Lithium the energy answer for Australia?

As the demand for renewable-energy technologies skyrockets, so has the global search for their constituent materials, like lithium. Since Australia mines over half the worlds lithium, we have a responsibility to mine it in a sustainable way. In this resource … Continued

Engineers have built machines to scrub CO₂ from the air.

But will it halt climate change? This resource is best suited to Year 8, 9 and 10 Earth and Space and Chemistry students who are learning about CO2 emissions and technological advances that can help reduce levels in the atmosphere. … Continued

Meet our Indigenous researcher: Marlee Hutton

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