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Australian Curriculum: Science


Jacaranda will be publishing new editions of Jacaranda Science Quest 7-10 for the Australian Curriculum in 2017 for use in 2018. Available in print and a brand new digital format, the new edition comprehensively covers the Australian Curriculum.


Trusted Science content delivered in new and better ways


Combining quality content, a “learning made visible” framework and an exciting new platform, Jacaranda provides new and better ways to dramatically improve teaching and learning. To meet the needs of all schools, the updated Jacaranda Science Quest series will be available in print and digital formats.

Jacaranda is introducing a brand new eBook powered by learnON, the immersive digital learning platform that replaces eBookPLUS in 2018. learnON transforms trusted Jacaranda content to make learning more visible, personalised and social. For teachers, learnON includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers, curriculum grids and work programs—no separate eGuide purchase is required.

For customers not ready to make the transition to digital-only learning, the Jacaranda Science Quest 7-10 series will be available as a familiar print textbook. The print editions also include an activation code for learnON so schools can take advantage of the benefits of both formats, and see how learnON makes it easy to start or progress their digital teaching and learning journey.

To complement the Science Quest series, assessON Science Quest is available for Years 7-10.


Content highlights


The updated Jacaranda Science Quest AC series provides 100% coverage of the Australian Curriculum for Science.

Videos

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Video clips from the popular series The Story of Science with Michael Mosley are directly embedded at the point of learning

Topic questions

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End of topic questions are grouped into ‘Remember’, ‘Think’ and ‘Investigate’ sections

Revision worksheets

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Individual pathways chapter revision worksheets (3 per topic) cater to learners at different levels

Immediate feedback

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Exemplary responses demonstrate best practice and help prevent the creation of misconceptions

Practical Investigations

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Practical investigations and rich tasks provide students with opportunities for open-ended problem solving

An immersive experience

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Reading content with integrated media provides a dynamic and uninterrupted learning experience

Platform highlights


All core curriculum titles for the Australian Curriculum in Years 7-10 will be delivered by learnON, the new immersive digital learning platform from Jacaranda that replaces eBookPLUS in 2018.

Jacaranda learnON transforms trusted Jacaranda content to make learning more visible, personalised and social. It has been developed to achieve the highest level of digital sophistication, while supporting a wide range of users from the digital novice to the digital expert. That’s why every title delivered by learnON comes with printables (PDFs) of the reading content and activities, as well as the opportunity for teachers to unlock premium features for their classes.*

All Jacaranda Science Quest titles powered by learnON comes with these powerful features out-of-the-box:

Everything in the one place, from theory to media, questions, answers and more, creates a seamless learning experience

Videos and interactivities embedded within the reading content, at the point of learning, support and enhance learning

Students gain visibility into their own performance via a user-friendly dashboard and on-demand reports

Customisation features such as highlighting, notes and favourites personalise the learning experience

Students receive immediate feedback via worked solutions and questions that are automatically marked

Teachers gain visibility into student performance with continual access to all students’ activities and results

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Teachers can intervene at the right time by providing immediate and personalised feedback to students

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Collaboration enables a virtual classroom experience as students are connected to their teacher and peers

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Premium customisation enables teachers to upload their own resources, create and assign assessments, and more

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*Premium features require certification by individual teachers. Certification (coming September 2017) will count towards Professional Development accreditation hours.

Learning made visible with learnON


All titles delivered by learnON align with the Jacaranda “learning made visible” framework.

This evidence-based pedagogical framework has been carefully constructed to make learning visible to students, teachers, schools and parents. At Jacaranda, we believe that making learning visible ensures that no student is left behind and no student is held back.

All Jacaranda Science Quest titles delivered by learnON provide:

Diagnosis – pre-test (for)

learnON includes a pre-test to determine students’ proficiency before they begin a new topic of study

Learning goals

Taken directly from the curriculum, learnON includes clear goals outlining what students will learn in each topic

Practice (as)

learnON enables practice through the completion of questions and particular activities, directly in the learnON platform

Rich instruction

learnON includes theories, worked examples, videos, interactivities, discussions, activities, group work, investigations, practical tasks and more

Feedback

In learnON, students receive feedback from a number of sources including the platform (via worked solutions and auto-marked questions), their teacher or peers

Remediation

With visibility of students’ results, teachers can easily identify less abled and/or weak performing students in learnON and provide remedial exercises

Acceleration (Vertical)

Teachers can accelerate students in learnON, assigning work beyond the level they are enrolled in (for example, giving a Year 7 student Year 8 work)

Extension (Horizontal)

learnON enables teachers to extend individuals or groups of students, providing work beyond the curriculum, including their own material

Collaboration

learnON provides opportunities for offline and online collaboration, from the entire title level down to the subtopic and even specific content level

End of topic formal test (of)

Teachers can use the quarantined topic tests in learnON as summative assessments, to be completed online or used as offline printable tests

Evaluation – post-test (of)

Used in conjunction with the pre-test, learnON includes a post-test to measure students’ achievement and improvement through the topic

Available titles


  • learnON

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 7 AC 3E learnON
    ISBN: 9780730347071
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 7
    Delivery: Activation code

  • learnON + Print

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 7 AC 3E learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730347002
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $69.95
    Year: 7
    Delivery: Student text including learnON

  • Table of Contents

    Jacaranda Science Quest 7 AC 3E
    Topic 1: Science is … Topic 6: The Earth in space
    Topic 2: Learning keys … Topic 7: Precious resources
    Topic 3: Classification Topic 8: Forces in action
    Topic 4: Ecosystems Topic 9: A world of machines
    Topic 5: Separating mixtures

  • learnON

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 8 AC 3E learnON
    ISBN: 9780730346999
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 8
    Delivery: Activation code

  • learnON + Print

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 8 AC 3E learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730346777
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $69.95
    Year: 8
    Delivery: Student text including learnON

  • Table of Contents

    Jacaranda Science Quest 8 AC 3E
    Topic 1: Science is … Topic 6: States of matter
    Topic 2: Language of learning Topic 7: Elements, compounds and mixtures
    Topic 3: Cells Topic 8: Chemical change
    Topic 4: Systems — living connections Topic 9: Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks
    Topic 5: Systems — reproduction Topic 10: Transferring and transforming energy

  • learnON

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 9 AC 3E learnON
    ISBN: 9780730346913
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 9
    Delivery: Activation code

  • learnON + Print

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 9 AC 3E learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730346920
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $69.95
    Year: 9
    Delivery: Student text including learnON

  • Table of Contents

    Jacaranda Science Quest 9 AC 3E
    Topic 1: Science is … Topic 7: Chemical reactions
    Topic 2: Control and coordination Topic 8: The dynamic Earth
    Topic 3: Systems working together Topic 9: Energy transmission
    Topic 4: The body at war Topic 10: Electricity at work
    Topic 5: Ecosystems — flow of energy and matter Topic 11: Forensics
    Topic 6: Inside the atom Topic 12: Psychology

  • learnON

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 10 AC 3E learnON
    ISBN: 9780730346876
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 10
    Delivery: Activation code

  • learnON + Print

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 10 AC 3E learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730346852
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $69.95
    Year: 10
    Delivery: Student text including learnON

  • Table of Contents

    Jacaranda Science Quest 10 AC 3E
    Topic 1: Think quest … Topic 7: Global systems
    Topic 2: Getting into genes Topic 8: Forces, energy and motion
    Topic 3: Evolution Topic 9: Science quests
    Topic 4: Chemical patterns Topic 10: Psychology
    Topic 5: Chemical reactions Topic 11: Forensics
    Topic 6: The mysterious universe

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Get these titles as part of the Jacaranda Bundle plus – a high quality digital learning package of 10+ engaging resources that comes with dedicated training and support, making it easy for schools to start or progress their digital learning journey.

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See the new Science Quest in action


Click the buttons on the menu to cycle through each feature:

Embedded videos

600+ videos and interactivities are embedded at the point of learning to deepen students’ understanding of key concepts

Built-in workboard

A workboard is available within suitable questions, allowing students to explain their ideas, to demonstrate their thinking and to show their working

Auto-marking

Auto-marking of many questions means students receive immediate feedback, their progress is tracked and teachers save a considerable amount of time

Worked solutions

Worked solutions for suitable questions – which appear on the same screen as the question, answer and student working – enable students to immediately rectify errors and assist those who get ‘stuck’

Practical Investigations

Student can access Practical Investigations online or as Word documents to suit a range of uses in the laboratory classroom

Collaboration

Discussion and collaboration features make sharing practical activity results and experimental data easier, allowing students to base their understanding on the class findings
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Online assessment tool for Science Years 7-10

assessON makes it easy to evaluate and track Science students’ readiness for learning, their progress as they learn, and their levels of achievement.

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