Ancient signs of life: inspiring the next generation of scientists in the outback

As Perseverance sets off on its six-month journey to Mars, two UNSW PhD students look back on a field trip that gave Indigenous high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the rover’s mission.   Inspire and excite students by showing … Continued

Brines on Mars not habitable, study says

Brines are common on Mars, but not ‘special’. As the search for life beyond Earth continues, this article could be used with students to discuss what the needs would be for life to exist and how scientists narrow their search. … Continued

Australia, US and Brazil lead the world in weakening national parks

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/ Non-Renewable Resources, The Changing Earth Additional: Careers, Maths Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems Earth and Space Sciences - The Earth's Surface Years: 4, 6, 7 … Continued

New class of quasars offers clue to fate of our galaxy

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System, Big Bang Theory Physical Sciences - Forces, Energy Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Physical Sciences - Forces and Motion, Energy … Continued