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?

[PLEASE NOTE: The information in this article may since have been updated or refined.] 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 … Continued

New ‘law’ could inform glacier-flow models

Equation designed to measure glacier 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 … Continued

STELR STEM Career Awareness – A Day in the Life

Find out about the different STEM careers involved during a day in the life of a 7-year-old. This short video and corresponding activity would be well suited to students looking to raise their STEM career awareness in years 2 - 10. … Continued

The marine biologist who is sharks’ best friend

Australian marine biologist Charlie Huveneers is at the forefront of research into some of the most terrifying creatures in the ocean. This article highlights an interesting career path that has given answers to some questions we have about marine ecosystems … Continued