How to hunt fossils responsibly

5 tips from a professional palaeontologist to search for fossils responsibly. Learn how to safely and responsibly get involved in fossil-hunting and become a back-yard palaeontologist in this resource for Year 4 and 8 Earth and Space students.   Word … Continued

Explainer: Cryptocurrency

How digital currencies work, and why we should care. This maths and technology resource is for Year 10 STEM students to explain cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin. It describes what it is, the benefits, challenges and the future of the currency. It … Continued

Antarctica: Twilight zone

What causes the length of day and night to change in the Twilight Zone? This extended resource is designed for Year 7 Earth and Space students who are learning about daylight hours. It covers the changing seasons, location and latitude, … Continued

Aboriginal star names are finally recognised

The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world’s astronomical body. This article is best suited to Year 7 and 10 Earth and Space Science students. It describes the stars that have just been formally named and the … Continued

Dig this: echidnas tackle climate change

Researchers have found that a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle climate change. Learn about the work of the amazing echidna in this resource for Year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 Earth … 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

Fire, floods and ice

How Antarctic science helps us understand Australian weather and climate. The last Australian summer delivered hot weather and bushfires on scales not recorded before, followed closely by heavy rains and flooding. Why then, should we be thinking about science on … 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