Changemakers turn words into action for gender equity

“Acknowledging, understanding, and confronting biases and the inequalities is the way to move forward, it’s this which catalyses words into action.” Creating systemic change requires bold action to breakdown barriers for women entering and succeeding in STEM. Teachers can be … Continued

Mars is more seismically active than the Moon

InSight has detected hundreds of earthquakes in just 10 months. This article is suited to years 6 and 9 students studying Earth and Space sciences and gives them a different application of their knowledge and understanding of earthquakes. Word Count: … Continued

Sugar ants love pee, and it might reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Pee-loving ants that chomp down on urea could help prevent nitrous oxide release into the atmosphere. An interesting new way to look at Carbon Capture for year 10 Earth and Space Sciences, as well as relevant to the year 6, … Continued

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On Tuesday 11th February 2020, the world celebrates the amazing contribution that women and girls have had to science. Watch, read and listen, and get to know the amazing Women in STEM that we have featured throughout the year. They’ve … Continued

If we want to control greenhouse gases then we need to think ‘blue carbon’

Blue carbon ecosystems like seagrass and mangroves are a heavyweight in capturing carbon, but we’re losing them quickly. This interesting article explains carbon capture in action to students in year 10 studying Earth and Space Sciences or Senior Secondary Earth … Continued

If we keep heading the way we’re going, the platypus is in big trouble

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Development and drought are pushing the platypus, like many other native Australian species, on the path to extinction. Suitable for years 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 for Biological Sciences study, or year 10 Earth and Space Sciences. Word Count: … Continued

As the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak reaches Australia, here’s what we know

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This is what we do and don’t know about the Wuhan coronavirus spreading around the world. A fact based approach to information about the current pandemic, suitable to support delivery of the Year 8, 9 and Senior Secondary National Curriculum … Continued

Hunter or hunted? When the world catches on fire, how do predators respond?

Millions of animals have perished in the bushfires ravaging our country – those that survive will feel the effects long after the fires are put out. A thought-provoking piece to assist with relevance of delivery of the Biological Sciences curriculum … Continued