Narrowing down the time of death

New model could vastly improve forensic predictions. Use this resource, alongside STEM Pack 8: Forensics to demonstrate an application of Biology, Physics, medicine and technology. It is suited to students in years 8 and 9 and will open a discussion … Continued

Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets

Researchers have adapted a miniature rocket, called the Pocket Rocket, to replicate the conditions of distant planets’ atmospheres. This article could be used with students in years 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Physical, Chemical or Earth and Space … Continued

A solar chimney that saves lives and energy

This solar chimney can slash energy costs and now research reveals it could also help save lives in a building fire. Investigate this technological development with students in years 6,7, 8, and 10 studying Physical, Earth and Space, or Chemical … Continued

Your backyard could help reduce global warming

Gardens cool urban temperatures by six degrees, study finds. Inspire students to help slow global warming from home with this article suitable for Biological, Earth and Space and Physical science students in year 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. … Continued

Best of: Quantum

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Quantum for year 8, 9, 11, and 12 students studying Physical Sciences. Although most quantum physics is beyond school-level physics, … Continued

Zapping a new approach to solar cells

Topics: Chemical Sciences - Chemical Reactions Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Chemical Sciences - Change of Matter Earth and Space Sciences - The Earth's Surface Physical … Continued

Cloaking device can defeat thermal imaging

Topics: Chemical Sciences - Atoms Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Chemical Sciences - Properties of Matter Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 8, 10 Cloaking device can defeat thermal imaging Word Count: 425 A new … Continued

D.I.Y Science – Make your own Ice-Cream

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