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

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

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

A short history of atoms

In the centuries since the discovery of the famously uncuttable atom, scientists and philosophers alike have delved deeply into its form and function. As our powers of observation become increasingly sophisticated, we’ve found there is much yet to learn, as … Continued

A Touching Display

Today’s interactive screens may seem like magic, but as Lee Constable explains, the tech is decades old and based on surprisingly simple principles. Discuss the application of Physics and Chemistry understanding in a real-life context that students will definitely be … Continued

Head in the Clouds

You've heard of cloud nine – but what about clouds one through 10? Looking to the heavens, weather presenter and meteorologist Nate Byrne handcuffs thunder, throws lightning in jail, and even comes up with an entirely new word for “fog”. … Continued