Solar System Knowledge of the First Australians

For at least 65,000 years, First Nations Australians have understood Earth’s place in the solar system and the universe, write Kirsten Banks and Duane Hamacher. This extended resource and activity are best suited to Year 5 Earth and Space students … Continued

Explainer: Landing Rovers With Newton’s Laws

How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away. This resource explains each of Newton's laws and how they are used to land rovers, like Perseverance, on Mars. It is best suited to Year 7 … Continued

Studying the red planet

As new probes reach Mars, here’s what we know so far from trips to the red planet. This resource covers science outcomes across all sciences from Years 5-10. It may be of particular interest to students learning about the needs … Continued

Brines on Mars not habitable, study says

Brines are common on Mars, but not ‘special’. As the search for life beyond Earth continues, this article could be used with students to discuss what the needs would be for life to exist and how scientists narrow their search. … Continued

Mars is more seismically active than the Moon

InSight has detected hundreds of earthquakes in just 10 months. This article is suited to years 6 and 9 students studying Earth and Space sciences and gives them a different application of their knowledge and understanding of earthquakes. Word Count: … Continued