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

Best of: Gravity

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Gravity for year 7 and 10 students studying Physical Sciences. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU117, ACSSU229 Year 7: "Change to an … Continued

New ‘law’ could inform glacier-flow models

Equation designed to measure movement over soft ground. This article and associated student activity is suited to students in years 4, 6, 7, and 10 studying Physical and Earth and Space Sciences. They focus on the practical application of frictional … Continued

Why the next generation of rockets will be powered by methane

Topics: Chemical Sciences - Mixtures and Separations, Chemical Reactions Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System, Renewable/Non-Renewable Resources, The Changing Earth Physical Sciences - Forces, Energy Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Chemical Sciences - Properties of … Continued

Lombok earthquake causes a permanent ground-shift

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - Plate Tectonics; Extreme Earth Events; The Changing Earth Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - The Earth's Surface Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 6, 8, … Continued

D.I.Y. Science – Surface Tension

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

The Science of Science Fiction with Associate Professor Alan Duffy

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Topics: Physical Sciences – Forces; Energy Additional: Media Concepts (South Australia): Physical Sciences - Forces and Motion; Energy Years: 7, 10 Video length: 4:50m How accurate is the science of science fiction? Swinburne astronomer Associate Professor Alan Duffy reveals his … Continued