Phenomena – Episode 4: Light

Light illuminates the universe in colour. Through macro photography, the structure of a soap bubble reveals the colours of the rainbow. This film was submitted to the SCINEMA 2021 International Science Film Festival and was selected to feature in our … Continued

Scientists discover why mantis shrimps’ brains don’t explode

Mantis shrimp eyes collect a staggering amount of information, feeding into a tiny brain – leaving scientists wondering how they process it all. A short explainer video makes this an accessible resource for years 5 through 10 thinking about specific … Continued

A ‘tsunami’ on a silicon chip

Scientists in Sydney and Singapore create a world first for light waves. Use this article to show students some ground-breaking new technology made possible due to STEM knowledge and understanding. It would work well alongside Chemical and Physical sciences for … Continued

Iridescent camouflage in Nature

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems; Genetics Physical Sciences – Energy Additional: Careers Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems; Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function Physical Sciences – Energy Years: 4, 5, 9, 10 Bumblebees’ confusion over iridescence … Continued

Perovskite breakthrough helps solar cells sizzle

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/Non-renewable resources Physical Sciences - Energy Additional - Careers; Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - The Earth's Surface Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 5, 6, 7,  8, 10 Perovskite breakthrough helps … Continued

The blackest bird feathers rival Vantablack

Topics: Biological Sciences – Ecosystems; Genetics Physical Sciences – Energy Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems; Diversity and Evolution Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 5, 6, 7, 10 The blackest bird feathers rival Vantablack The blackest bird … Continued