Lisa Harvey-Smith: Smashing galaxies and gender stereotypes

Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador, Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, discusses the future of astrophysics, the importance of science communication and what it takes to boost STEM diversity. Use this article as personal professional reading or with students to challenge them … Continued

A ‘tsunami’ on a silicon chip

Scientists in Sydney and Singapore create a world first for light waves. Use this article to show students some ground-breaking new technology made possible due to STEM knowledge and understanding. It would work well alongside Chemical and Physical sciences for … Continued

Moonlight and stealth: how an author’s error created a myth about a WWII invasion

History says The Omaha Beach Allied landing relied on a late-rising moon. Now, astronomy says otherwise. This interesting article could be used with Earth and Space and Physical Sciences for year 7. Interactive activity included here. Word Count: 997 Soldiers … Continued

For autonomous cars, ancient Greece is the word

Fundamental science is thought to be the key to keeping autonomous cars travelling on the right track. Use this article to show students the development of science and technology in recent years. It would be most suited to Earth and … Continued

D.I.Y. Science – Air Pressure

The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It's time to get hands-on. Play a trick on … Continued

New transistor shows promise for wearable tech

Washable and bendy, the component marks a watershed in a highly competitive area. This article shows an application of future technology that has been made possible thanks to STEM knowledge. This activity would be suitable for Chemical, Physical and Earth … Continued