Food, tools and medicine: 5 native plants that illuminate deep Aboriginal knowledge

To honour Australia’s history, from 18 to 26 January, Education – RiAus will be exclusively publishing content by and about First Nations Australians. These resources will look back at our favourite pieces from 2020 and also provide new content and … Continued

Live Fast, Die Last

In complete defiance of one of nature’s most fundamental laws, a species of tiny, frenetic bat is living 10 times longer – and healthier – than it should. Andrew Bain talks to the research team embarking on the project of … Continued

Learning the Star Knowledge of First Australians

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use their understanding of the night sky to navigate, inform cultural practices and much more. This interesting resource explains the importance of Aboriginal star knowledge through three Aboriginal star stories. It is suitable for … Continued

To get big, grow slow

Whale shark females overtake the males to become the world's largest fish. This article is well suited to Biology students in years 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 who are learning about the lifecycle, adaptations and classification of native … Continued

SCINEMA: Putting the Science in Cinema

SCINEMA Junior is open for 2021!To find out more, and submit entries, visit scinema.org.au/junior Bring SCINEMA To Your Classroom or Livingroom SCINEMA is the largest international science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best science feature, documentary, animated … Continued

Check out these awesome online events during National Science Week 2020

One effect of the current craziness is that there are more National Science Week events online than ever before – and that means more chances to get involved. Whether you're in school or at home, educating to the curriculum, or … Continued

This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep9: Decorative Vegetable

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... Celery. It's just so GREEN! But, it doesn't have to be... Find out … Continued

This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep8: Crafty Hover

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 The Trash Can Man combines three trashy things to create … Continued

This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep5: Weeeeeeeee!

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... This episode is a little gross. BUT, it's also really interesting. AND, there's … Continued