This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep1: Wired for Sound

The Trash Can Man is on a mission to turn TRASH into (scientific) TREASURE! Hidden inside every pile of refuse and rejectamenta are a billion different possibilities... In this episode, Trashy creates the most extraordinary sound from a very ordinary … 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

What creates Earth’s magnetic field?

The Earth's core works like a giant bicycle dynamo in reverse. This article is suitable for Year 4 and 6 Physics students learning about magnetism, electrical current or forces. It is also suitable for Year 9 Earth and Space students … Continued

Electronic skin that behaves like skin

New device mimics body’s feedback response This article is suitable for Yr 9 and 10 biology students learning about the artificial skin and the role of engineering in biotechnology.   Word Count: 906 A concept image of electronic skin that … 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

Lighting the way to cyclist safety

A focus on biomotion separates cyclist from bike. The Australian national winner of the 2020 James Dyson awards has been announced and his design is set to save thousands of lives. This article and associated teaching resources are suitable for … Continued