Ediacaran animals probably didn’t look like their fossils

Ediacarans are truly ancient organisms, but the fossils we do have might be of their internal structure, meaning we don’t know what they looked like at all. This resource is best suited to Year 7, 8, and 10 Biology and … Continued

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

Odd Jobs: Paleodermatologist

Looking skin deep can provide new discoveries, at least in this vanguard field of research. This article is best suited for Year 7, 8, and 10 Biology and Earth and Space students as well as Senior Science students who are exploring … Continued

Naracoorte Caves: A rolls-royce record of biodiversity

The geological records below ground in Naracoorte, South Australia are relatively young, dating 500,000 years to less than 1000. But researchers hope these records can inform conservation efforts about extinctions, adaptations, climate change and human impact. These fossils from the … Continued

The big five mass extinctions

Biologists suspect we’re living through the sixth major mass extinction. Earth has witnessed five, when more than 75% of species disappeared. Use this article to investigate how the Earth has changed over time long before humans arrived. It is suited … Continued

A few revelations about moths and butterflies

Word Count: 539 Family tree busts theories about their age – and why moths grew ears. This interesting article would be suited to students in years 5, 7, and 10 studying Biological Sciences. It would be particularly suited to those … Continued