As if space wasn’t dangerous enough, bacteria become nastier in microgravity

Research from space flight missions has found that bacteria seem to become more resistant to antibiotics and mutate quicker in space. This interesting article is suited to year 7-10 students across all sciences to demonstrate how the sciences can intertwine … Continued

This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep2: Who Can?

The Trash Can Man is on a mission to turn TRASH into (scientific) TREASURE! Hidden inside every pile of refuse and rejectamenta are a billion different possibilities... In this episode, the Trash Can Man (and the Thing in the Bin) … Continued

Best of: Gravity

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Gravity for year 7 and 10 students studying Physical Sciences. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU117, ACSSU229 Year 7: "Change to an … Continued

Moonlight and stealth: how an author’s error created a myth about a WWII invasion

History says The Omaha Beach Allied landing relied on a late-rising moon. Now, astronomy says otherwise. This interesting article could be used with Earth and Space and Physical Sciences for year 7. Interactive activity included here. Word Count: 997 Soldiers … Continued

For autonomous cars, ancient Greece is the word

Fundamental science is thought to be the key to keeping autonomous cars travelling on the right track. Use this article to show students the development of science and technology in recent years. It would be most suited to Earth and … Continued

Space junk hunter-killer satellites are on the way

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System Physical Sciences - Energy; Forces Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Physical Sciences - Forces and motion; Energy Years: 7, 8, … Continued

Astronomers observe matter falling into a black hole at superfast speeds

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System, Big Bang Theory Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Years: 10 Astronomers observe matter falling into a black hole at | Cosmos … Continued

Milky Way’s long-lost sibling found

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System Physical Sciences - Gravity Additional: Careers, Maths; Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Physical Sciences - Forces and Motion Years: 7, 10 Milky Way’s … Continued