Where the wild things are: As humans stay indoors, nature is emerging

As COVID-19 forces us to abandon public spaces and stay home, nature appears to be “reclaiming” the streets. This article provides a positive view of physical isolation by reporting the reduction of human impact on nature. It is suited to … Continued

Hunter or hunted? When the world catches on fire, how do predators respond?

Millions of animals have perished in the bushfires ravaging our country – those that survive will feel the effects long after the fires are put out. A thought-provoking piece to assist with relevance of delivery of the Biological Sciences curriculum … Continued

Lizard evolution highlights power of climate change

The fragmentation of lizard populations millions of years ago could spell trouble with continued climate change. A new way of looking at the impact humans have on species from a Global Systems angle, suitable for delivery alongside the Earth and … Continued

Clean energy technology is drawing inspiration from nature

By observing how plants, animals and even mud behave, renewable energy innovators are uncovering new ideas. Use this interesting article with students in years 4 – 10 studying any science. It would be particularly suited to those studying energy generation … Continued

Australia, US and Brazil lead the world in weakening national parks

Australia has made over 1600 changes to its national parks in the last two decades, including reducing marine park protections. This provocative article would be well suited to Biological and Earth and Space sciences for years 4, 6, and 7. … Continued