Dig this: echidnas tackle climate change

Researchers have found that a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle climate change. Learn about the work of the amazing echidna in this resource for Year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 Earth … Continued

Cadmium overload

Soil changes mean more toxins in food. This resource is best suited to Year 7, 8 and 10 Biology (food chains), Chemistry (elements) and Earth and Space (the Earth’s resources) students. It also covers some Earth and Space science outcomes … Continued

Wine with a touch of Eucalyptus?

The science of Indigenous Australian fermentation. This article is suitable for Year 7 and 8 Biology students learning about wine or Indigenous agricultural science, and Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry students learning about fermentation and organic compounds.   … Continued

Your at-home guide to appreciating snails

Watch what they do, then tell their stories. This resource provides an activity that is suitable for Year R and 1 students learning about how animals choose homes and year 4, 5, 6 and 7 students who are learning about … Continued

Five vampire traits that exist in the real world

Count Dracula's characteristics can be found in nature. This article is suitable for Year 6 and 7 Biology students who are learning about animal interactions.   Word Count: 840 The common vampire bat. Credit: Shuttershock When asked to describe a … Continued

Tim Jarvis: Human-wildlife conflict: an unequal contest that needs redefining

When humans and animals cross, it’s termed conflict. As Tim Jarvis explains, that’s not correct. This passionate article explains the human impact on ecosystems and the effect that is having on native animals. It is well suited to year 7 … Continued

To get big, grow slow

Whale shark females overtake the males to become the world's largest fish. This article is well suited to Biology students in years 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 who are learning about the lifecycle, adaptations and classification of native … Continued

Murder hornets? Meh. Our pest wasps decapitate flies and bully dingoes

Over the past 50 years, introduced European wasps have taken hold in Australia, and their attitude towards native species can be ruthless. This article highlights the impact of introduced species on native Australian species. It highlights the co-dependence of ecosystems … Continued

Queensland dolphins intentionally beach themselves to trap food

Beached as bro! Dolphins in Queensland’s Fitzroy River chase fish onto muddy banks and beach themselves, before sliding back into the water. Use this article to demonstrate an application of specific adaptations and changing ecosystems to students in years 5, … Continued