Best of: Specific Adaptations

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Specific Adaptations for year 5 students studying Biological Sciences. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU043 Year 5: "Living things have structural features … Continued

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 scientific understanding of events from history. … Continued

Hubble turns 30 – The images that changed our view of the universe

As the Hubble Space Telescope turns 30, astrophysicist Alan Duffy shares his favourite images and how they changed the way we understand the universe. Use these beautiful images and video to open a discussion with students about the incredible technological … Continued

The big five mass extinctions

Biologists suspect we’re living through the sixth major mass extinction. Earth has witnessed five, when more than 75% of species disappeared. Use this article to investigate how the Earth has changed over time long before humans arrived. It is suited … Continued

Where are we at with developing a vaccine for coronavirus?

The first stage may be to reduce the amount of virus generated during a typical infection. This article and diagrams will explain the vaccine development process being undergone by researchers trying to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. It is suited … Continued

New ‘law’ could inform glacier-flow models

Equation designed to measure movement over soft ground. This article and associated student activity is suited to students in years 4, 6, 7, and 10 studying Physical and Earth and Space Sciences. They focus on the practical application of frictional … Continued