The big five mass extinctions

Biologists suspect we’re living through the sixth major mass extinction. Earth has witnessed five, when more than 75% of species disappeared. Use this article to investigate how the Earth has changed over time long before humans arrived. It is suited … Continued

Where are we at with developing a vaccine for coronavirus?

The first stage may be to reduce the amount of virus generated during a typical infection. This article and diagrams will explain the vaccine development process being undergone by researchers trying to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. It is suited … 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

Teachers – proof you are doing it right!

A confidence-boosting read for all teachers - this study proves you’re doing it right by stretching students just a little bit to keep their learning in the sweet spot. Proof that teachers know best how to run our own classrooms, … Continued