Bacteria helps robot to get a grip

A robot with a handful of e.coli can do things other robots can’t. This groundbreaking research should provide students with an excellent application of technology and engineering in science and demonstrate a future path for STEM research. It would be … Continued

Soap bubbles form natural snow-domes

Temperature governs crystal formation and movement in freezing suds. This short article would work well alongside Chemical and Physical sciences for years 8, 9, and 10, as well as Senior Secondary Sciences. An interactive activity and suggested class experiment are … Continued

My One Wish

11-year-old Jude Gale wrote “My One Wish” as part of a school project. This speech instills the hope to become a scientist to save the world, through the eyes of a young boy. This Education platform is run by The … Continued

Need some STEM inspiration?

Australia is on track to boost girls’ participation in STEM, but we need to move much faster. It’s a matter of both equity and pragmatism, says Lyn Beazley. Read this fascinating and inspiring article on the Australia Science Channel and … Continued

New class of quasars offers clue to fate of our galaxy

Astronomers looking for the blue ones make an important discovery. This captivating article could be used alongside Earth and Space and Physical Sciences for years 7, 9, and 10 as well as Senior Sciences. Interactive class activity included. Word Count … Continued

How to argue better about the environment (or anything else)

Learn how to argue better with this approach from a social psychologist, two ecologists and a cartoonist. This quirky comic-style article would be great to introduce students to positive debate in STEM and so would work well across all sciences … Continued

Seven unexpected uses for natural gas fuel

Topics: Chemical Sciences - Chemical Reactions, Atoms, Solids/Liquids/Gases Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/Non-Renewable Resources, The Changing Earth Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Chemical Sciences - Properties of Matter, Change of Matter Earth … Continued

Technology isn’t a barrier to us living on floating cities

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems, Lifecycles, Living Things Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/non-renewable resources, Rocks, Extreme Earth Events, The Changing Earth Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity … Continued