The Observable Universe

Space is a vast space to explore so get familiar with the key terms involved. This lesson plan and student activity help Earth and Space science students in Years 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 familiarise themselves with key Scientific … Continued

How was the asteroid belt formed?

Travel back 4.6 billion years, to the beginning of the solar system, to learn how the asteroid belt was formed. Learn how the asteroid belt was formed in this resource for Year 7, 8 and 10 Chemistry, Earth and Space … Continued

A science poet’s guide to the galaxy

Photons, physics and the power of performance: science poet, Rachel Rayner tells us how to communicate complex concepts. Learn about the importance of science communication, and how it can be used to translate complex physics concepts in this resource. Find … Continued

How do radio telescopes work?

Astronomers have different ways of watching the universe, including optical telescopes like Hubble and radio telescopes like the SKA. But how do radio telescopes actually work? This animation shows you how both dish and dipole antennae receive radio waves to … Continued

How many stars are there in space?

Exactly how many stars are in space? – MeeSong. Astronomer Brian Jackson answers a student’s question about the number of stars in space, and the answer is mind-boggling. This explainer article and resource are best suited to Earth and Space … Continued

A Spacetime Trilogy with Jared Kaplan

Jared Kaplan, theoretical physicist at John’s Hopkins University, looks to black holes, gravity, and even a dazzle of zebras, to examine profound and whimsical questions about spacetime and our universe. This film series was submitted to the SCINEMA 2021 International … Continued