Science of Sci-Fi

We all suspend a certain amount of disbelief when we immerse ourselves in a blockbuster movie. But for a geek like astrophysicist Alan Duffy, it’s particularly annoying how the elegance and beauty of physics is routinely spurned by Hollywood filmmakers … Continued

How do fingers snap?

It’s friction – and surprisingly fast motion that allows us to snap our fingers. Use this explainer resource to investigate how we can snap our fingers in this resource for Year 4, 7 and 8 students studying forces and energy … Continued

Maths Delivers: Car Braking Distances

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Find out how to calculate car braking distances and the difference just 5 kph can make. This explainer video is well suited to Physics students in Year 7 learning about forces and Year 8 learning about energy. Video Length: 4:42 … Continued

A Spacetime Trilogy with Jared Kaplan

Jared Kaplan, theoretical physicist at John’s Hopkins University, looks to black holes, gravity, and even a dazzle of zebras, to examine profound and whimsical questions about spacetime and our universe. This film series was submitted to the SCINEMA 2021 International … Continued

Helmets and Forces

Children and their parents are underestimating the danger of scooters, skateboard and skates with often dire consequences. This resource shows the real-life implications and consequences of not wearing helmets with any non-motorised vehicle. It is an easily relatable example showing … Continued

D.I.Y Science – Make your own Rocket

The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It's time to get hands-on. This episode shows students … Continued