The future of science education has landed


Cosmos Magazine has been at the forefront of making science interesting in the classroom for some time with its Teachers' Notes series. Now, we are introducing Cosmos Live Learning - an exciting new teaching resource delivered in your web browser, compatible with all operating systems and devices.

How it works

Cosmos Live Learning delivers interactive, classroom-ready lessons based on an authentic story recently published by Cosmos. These lessons capture the real-world importance of science through introductions written in a narrative style by a science journalist and lesson content created by experienced curriculum writers. Each lesson is tailored to year level 7, 8, 9 or 10. One new lesson is made available every week.

The lessons are mapped to the Australian Curriculum and the United States Next Generation Science Standards. They are based on the acclaimed three-storey intellect pedagogical model. They are designed to be ‘grab and go’, so all teachers need to do is choose which parts are best for their students.

The technology

We know technology in classrooms can be a pain point, which is why we’ve partnered with Stile Education to use their platform to deliver Cosmos Live Learning. No downloads or installations are needed and it has been developed to work on any device. All teachers and students receive an individual login so it’s great for both 1:1 and shared device schools.

Need more detail? View our IT implementation guide here

What is included?

  • 52 weekly lessons starting the week your school enrolls
    • Includes model answers and easily configurable activities.
    • No restrictions on number of students. Principals and teachers decide who participates.
    • All lessons available from your school campus and from home.
  • 52 weekly digital issues of Cosmos Magazine starting the week your school enrolls
    • No limit to the number of students or staff when accessed from your school campus
    • Available on all smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.
  • 6 issues per year of our print edition for your school library (bulk rates available for extra copies).
  • Digital archives
    • Every back issue of the magazine since 2005.
    • Every previously released lesson since 2005.

Full-year price is only A$800 or the equivalent in your local currency, e.g. US$720 (please contact us for exact pricing)

Get Started

You can try a free, no obligation trial of Cosmos Live Learning. We'll setup your school and give you access to some sample lessons as a student so you can try it for yourself.

Ready to purchase? First step is to complete our purchase form. We'll then contact you to arrange setup.

Existing Cosmos Science Megapack subscriber? Just complete this form and we’ll arrange to upgrade your school to Cosmos Live Learning for the remainder of your existing subscription at no extra cost.

Lesson Collection

Published Live Learning lessons

Lesson Number Date Released Title Subject Level
25 25-July-2014 Seasons: The spin cycle Earth sciences Year 7
24 18-July-2014 Metals: What makes them unique? Chemistry Year 10
23 11-July-2014 Earthquakes: Do we ever cause them? Earth sciences Year 9
22 4-July-2014 Energy Transformations: Powering tomorrow's vehicles Physics Year 8
21 27-June-2014 Kingdoms: Crossing the boundaries Biology Year 7
20 20-June-2014 The Big Bang: New light on an old theory Physics Year 10
19 13-June-2014 Microbiomes: It's the little things Biology Year 9
18 6-June-2014 Cell division: Shocking tails Biology Year 8
17 30-May-2014 Classification: Spots and stripes Biology Year 7
16 23-May-2014 Comets: Stories of the Universe Earth and Space Sciences Year 10
15 16-May-2014 The Nervous System: Sniffing out cancer Biology Year 9
14 9-May-2014 Pacemakers: from Pulse to Pump Physics Year 8
13 2-May-2014 Robots: Working together Physics Year 7
12 25-Apr-2014 Vaccination: Science verses superstition Biology Year 10
11 18-Apr-2014 Neutrinos: Hunting ghosts Physics Year 9
10 11-Apr-2014 Fertiliser: Making the most of phosphate Chemistry Year 8
9 4-Apr-2014 Food Chains: Death of the Arctic megafauna Biology Year 7
8 28-Mar-2014 Human Evolution: How are we changing? Biology Year 10
7 21-Mar-2014 Light and Colour: A reflection Physics Year 9
6 10-Mar-2014 Healthy Eating: Hunt, gather or farm? Biology Year 8
5 3-Mar-2014 Biofuels: Can plants power the Earth? Earth Sciences Year 7
4 24-Feb-2014 A Changing Climate: Cold adventures Earth Sciences Year 10
3 17-Feb-2014 Plate Tectonics: The moving earth Physics Year 9
2 10-Feb-2014 Stem Cells: A new hope Biology Year 8
1 3-Feb-2014 Gravity and Orbit: A question of space Physics Year 7

Previously published "Teachers Notes" are also available in PDF format once logged in to Cosmos Live Learning