Best of: Plate Tectonics

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Plate Tectonics for year 9 students studying Earth and Space Science. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU180 Year 9: "The theory of … Continued

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

Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets

Researchers have adapted a miniature rocket, called the Pocket Rocket, to replicate the conditions of distant planets’ atmospheres. This article could be used with students in years 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Physical, Chemical or Earth and Space … Continued

How much does a koala need to drink?

Possibly a lot more than we thought. This article is suited to students in all years studying Biological or Earth and Space sciences. Although younger students may not be able to read the entire article or answer all questions, extracts … Continued

Queensland dolphins intentionally beach themselves to trap food

Beached as bro! Dolphins in Queensland’s Fitzroy River chase fish onto muddy banks and beach themselves, before sliding back into the water. Use this article to demonstrate an application of specific adaptations and changing ecosystems to students in years 5, … Continued

Best of: Chemical Reactions

Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Chemical Reactions for year 8, 9, and 10 students studying Chemical Sciences. Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU225, ACSSU178, ACSSU187 Year 8: … Continued