Ancient signs of life: inspiring the next generation of scientists in the outback

As Perseverance sets off on its six-month journey to Mars, two UNSW PhD students look back on a field trip that gave Indigenous high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the rover’s mission.   Inspire and excite students by showing … Continued

Hubble turns 30 – The images that changed our view of the universe

As the Hubble Space Telescope turns 30, astrophysicist Alan Duffy shares his favourite images and how they changed the way we understand the universe. Use these beautiful images and video to open a discussion with students about the incredible technological … 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

Trekking alone across Antarctica taught me something about isolation

One of the world’s greatest living explorers, Tim Jarvis, is used to pushing himself to the extreme. So he’s worth listening to when he talks about dealing with isolation. Following the advice from Tim Jarvis, try the attached student activity … Continued

Avoiding the trap of perfectionism when studying

The article below could be used to help students who are letting their strive for perfectionism get in the way of their studies. The strategies discussed would be useful all throughout students’ learning and should help to promote self-lead learning … Continued