Technologies driving solutions for our needs and wants

Discover the curious origins of everyday objects we use today, and the innovative and creative processes that made them possible. Be inspired by the people whose ideas we now take for granted – and imagine what the future might bring.

Every item we use today was once a brand new thing, never thought of before or even considered possible. Whether invented as a result of necessity, curiosity or luck, some of our everyday objects have now gone through so many iterations and advancements that they may now be unrecognisable when compared to their earlier forms, while others have remained largely unchanged.

These resources support the WA Curriculum: Science, HASS and Design and Technologies.


BONUS: includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class

Click here to download to promotional poster for your staffroom.

What's Included?


Thanks to support from the corporate community of WA, schools will not be invoiced.

Many schools* will automatically receive one class set inside the October 25 and November 1 & 8 editions of The Sunday Times (35 copies).

Includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class.

Please allow one to two days for delivery. Orders must be placed by 10am on the Friday prior to first delivery date. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate back orders.



October 25: At home

From the mobile phone to the refrigerator, there are hundreds of items around our homes that add to our comfort, convenience and lifestyle. Find out about the ‘aha!’ moments that led to the invention of some everyday objects, and how they have changed over time.

November 1: Getting from A to B

Discover how people have found ways to conquer distances across the sea, land and air, and improved the efficiency and safety of transporting goods and ourselves across the globe.

November 8: Staying healthy

Explore the incredible world of medical innovation. Illness and disease has been part of the human condition since the dawn of time – but through trial and error, we have found ways to live longer and healthier lives.

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