Why astronomy matters in times of crisis

It’s about international bonds and inspiration, not just technology. This article focusses on Australian astronomy being carried out right now, and the importance of continuing this work through the pandemic. Use it to demonstrate some history of astronomy and the … Continued

New clues to the Milky Way’s age

By studying star-quake vibrations, scientists have a new estimate for the age of the Milky Way’s ‘thick disc’. This short easy to read article has obvious links to year 5, 7 and 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum, with a … Continued

Fireball over SA could have been a rarely seen “Minimoon”

It’s the Moon Mk2 – a minimoon orbiting Earth was spotted as it exploded in the atmosphere in 2016. This article has clear links to the Earth and Space Sciences curriculum for years 5, 7 and 10. Word Count: 719 … Continued

There’s plenty of room, but no atmosphere

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System, Big Bang Theory Physical Sciences - Forces, Energy Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering. Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems Earth and Space Sciences - … Continued

NASA retires the Kepler Space Telescope

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System; Big Bang Theory Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Years: 5, 7, 10 NASA retires the Kepler Space Telescope | Cosmos NASA … Continued

Milky Way’s long-lost sibling found

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System Physical Sciences - Gravity Additional: Careers, Maths; Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Physical Sciences - Forces and Motion Years: 7, 10 Milky Way’s … Continued

King of the Planets now King of the Moons

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System; The Big Bang Theory Physical Sciences - Forces Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Physical Sciences - Forces Years: 7, 10 King … Continued

New glass discovery

Topics: Biological Sciences – Cells Physical Sciences – Energy Additional: Careers Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Form and Function Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 7, 8 How thousands of years are taken off the glassmaking process How thousands of years are … Continued