IntoScience is officially one year old! We are celebrating our first birthday with a host of brand new features and resources – launching today.

What a year! The groundbreaking IntoScience resource is now being used by thousands of students in schools right across Australia (and we are launching globally in early 2014).

Education and technology do not stand still – and neither does IntoScience. We are passionate about revolutionising science teaching and learning in the classroom and today we are excited to announce the release of a host of brand new features, functionality and content across the whole IntoScience platform.

With so much new content launching today, we thought we’d give you the headlines…

NEW  Even more content

Screen_Shot_2013_11_04_at_3.58.58_PMToday sees a major release of new Year 8 content, our second largest to date. Two complete topics – “Forms of Energy” and “Elements, Compounds & Mixtures” – consisting of 16 brand new immersive activities, as always, specifically designed to address Australian Curriculum outcomes. PLUS we have rounded out the Year 7 “Cells” topic with an amazingly accurate simulation of Mitosis.

Download a full summary of the new content available to teachers and students from today.

NEW  Groundbreaking open learning – Introducing “Quests”

Screen_Shot_2013_11_04_at_3-1.58.41_PMIntoScience is revolutionary in almost every way – and no more so than our new “Quests”, an exciting new approach to engaging your students in science education. A whole new 3D environment is now available – the IntoScience Biodome, complete with five brand new QUEST activities, each designed for students to apply knowledge learnt while completing activities in their course. Application of knowledge has never looked like this…

Read more about the hugely exciting new IntoScience Quests.

NEW  Extra resources

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 1.41.55 PMWhen Dobereiner and (the rather more hirsute) Dmitri Mendeleev were working on their original Periodic Tables of Elements, they could never have imagined how far their work would travel.

From today, the first of many new IntoScience tools is available to students – a brand new digital Periodic Table of Elements. Students can quickly access this tool from anywhere, anytime.

UPDATED  Tablet-enabled? You bet.

IntoScience iPad

Technology is a fast changing medium – and IntoScience is at the cutting edge. Accessible via web browser, desktop App or on iPad (coming soon to Android tablet devices) IntoScience has the same great experience and features across all platforms.

Version 1.3 of the IntoScience app is available to download in the Apple AppStore now.

IMPORTANT  Be sure your school infrastructure is ready…

From this latest release, IntoScience is now using Unity3d version 4.2 – all schools that access via a web browser will need to update their Unity web player to the latest version in order to have access.

Visit our support portal for full details.[