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

Explainer: Landing Rovers With Newton’s Laws

How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away. This resource explains each of Newton's laws and how they are used to land rovers, like Perseverance, on Mars. It is best suited to Year 7 … Continued

Mutations, variants and strains

What’s the difference between mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID terminology. This resource is an excellent example of how scientific understanding is continuously being refined. It is best suited to Year 8 and 9 Biology students who are … 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

How modelling helped our COVID response

Modelling is a term that is well known by scientists but has only recently been making headlines. So what does it actually mean? What does it do? And why has it become so prevalent during COVID-19? In this briefing, epidemiologists … Continued

Gravitational Waves

In 2015, astronomers shook the world of science when they made the first ever detection of gravitational waves. This feat – which won them the Nobel Prize – recorded the ripples in spacetime created by a colossal crash between two … Continued

Best of: The Moon

Our best of series, published regularly, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: The Moon for year 1, 3, and 7 students studying Earth and Space Sciences. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU019, ACSSU048, ACSSU115 Year … Continued