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VCE Science


The latest resources for VCE Science provide comprehensive coverage of the new
VCAA Study Design for 2016-2021.

Digital product suite includes:

NATURE OF BIOLOGY 1 and 2
VCE Units 1-4
New editions

The fifth editions of Jacaranda’s Nature of Biology series have been designed to be accessible to all Biology students, enabling them to achieve the best results possible.

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CHEMISTRY 1 and 2
VCE Units 1-4
New series

Jacaranda’s latest series for VCE Chemistry provides comprehensive content, integrated with compelling digital resources that enable students to reach their full potential.

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PHYSICS 1 and 2
VCE Units 1-4
New series

Jacaranda’s new Physics series has been written by highly experienced and successful teachers with a proven understanding of how students learn and succeed in exams.

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studyon VCE units 1-4
NOW INCLUDED WITH TEXT
STUDYON STUDENT EDITION

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STUDYON TEACHER EDITION

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Nature of Biology 1 and 2 VCE Units 1-4
Fifth Edition


 JUDITH KINNEAR | MARJORY MARTIN

The fifth editions of the Nature of Biology series include a wealth of practical work, interactivities and videos that engage and excite while encouraging in-depth understanding.

Product suite includes:

  • eBookPLUS
  • eBookPLUS and print textbook
  • studyON (comes with text)
  • eGuidePLUS (Teacher Edition)
biology

Features and Benefits


Written and designed by experienced and passionate authors and subject experts with an in-depth understanding of how students of all abilities learn and reach their full potential

studyON_logoJacaranda’s unique exam preparation tool, studyON, is now included and fully integrated across the Nature of Biology series, maximising every Biology student’s opportunity for exam success

The Study Design has been comprehensively covered in an approach that is both engaging and authoritative, assisting teachers in their implementation of the curriculum

eGuidePLUS provides teachers with exemplary responses for all questions, Practical Investigations with answers and advice, Testmakers for each chapter and review worksheets

 Key idea summaries throughout the chapter help students’ regularly review their understanding of concepts

A wide range of new and revised graded end-of-chapter questions including a Biochallenge section

Exciting new HTML5 interactivities and videos have been optimised for all devices, designed to engage students and enhance understanding

New case studies and ‘Biologist at work’ feature boxes that include the latest research and advances in Biology, set in a human context

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  • Content navigation

    Each topic can be broken down into sections for easy navigation

  • Resource menu

    The resources tab allows for quick and easy access to a range of available resources for each topic

  • Interactivities

    Interactivities allow students to check their understanding of key content

  • Links to studyON

    Links_to_study_webLinks to studyON provide concise, concept summary screens, relevant examples and practice questions to reinforce learning

  • Videos

    A range of videos visually explain concepts to engage students while encouraging
    in-depth understanding 

Table of contents


  • Units 1 & 2

    Unit 1: Area of Study 1: How do organisms function?
    Chapter 1 Cells: basic units of life on Earth
    Chapter 2 From unicellular to multicellular
    Chapter 3 Energy transformations
    Chapter 4 Staying alive: systems in action

    Unit 1: Area of Study 2: How do living systems sustain life?      
    Chapter 5 Adaptations for survival
    Chapter 6 Survival through regulation
    Chapter 7 Biodiversity and its organisation
    Chapter 8 Relationships within an ecosystem

    Unit 2: Area of Study 1: How does reproduction maintain
    the continuity of life?    

    Chapter 9   The cell cycle
    Chapter 10 Asexual reproduction
    Chapter 11 Sexual reproduction
    Chapter 12 Stem cells: in development and in therapy

    Unit 2: Area of Study 2: How is inheritance explained?
    Chapter 13 Genomes, genes and alleles
    Chapter 14 Chromosomes: carriers of genes
    Chapter 15 Genotypes and phenotypes
    Chapter 16 Outcomes of genetic crosses

  • Units 3 & 4

    Unit 3: Area of Study 1: Cellular processes
    Chapter 1  Plasma membranes: nature and function
    Chapter 2  Nucleic acids: structure, function and regulation
    Chapter 3   Proteins, enzymes and biochemical pathways
    Chapter 4  Energy capture, storage and use

    Unit 3: Area of Study 2: Cellular communication
    Chapter 5   Signalling molecules and signal transduction
    Chapter 6   Pathogens, nonself-antigens and innate immunity
    Chapter 7   Adaptive immunity in action
    Chapter 8   Defects of the immune system

    Unit 4: Area of Study 1: Species relationships
    Chapter 9   Genetic makeup of populations: changes over time
    Chapter 10  Biodiversity:  changes over time
    Chapter 11  Relatedness between species
    Chapter 12   Hominin evolution

    Unit 4: Area of Study 2: Human impacts
    Chapter 13  Tools for manipulating DNA
    Chapter 14  DNA applications in society
    Chapter 15  Genetic modification of organisms
    Chapter 16  Applying biological knowledge against disease


Chemistry 1 and 2 VCE Units 1-4


NEALE TAYLOR | ANGELA STUBBS | ROBERT STOKES

The new Chemistry series includes the latest advances in Chemistry, written by an experienced and passionate team of authors and subject experts.

Product suite includes:

  • eBookPLUS
  • eBookPLUS and print textbook
  • studyON (comes with text)
  • eGuidePLUS (Teacher Edition)

chem

Features and benefits


Theory is written by highly experienced and successful teachers with a proven and fundamental understanding of how Chemistry students learn and succeed in exams

studyON_logoJacaranda’s unique exam preparation tool, studyON, is now fully integrated across the entire Chemistry series to maximise every student’s opportunity for exam success

In-depth coverage of the new Study Design, plus teacher support resources have been designed to assist teachers’ implemenation of the curriculum

eGuidePLUS provides exemplary responses for all questions, worksheets and risk evaluations, Practical Investigations with answers and advice, Testmakers for each chapter and more

Quick check revision questions throughout the chapter check and challenge students’ understanding

Sample problems throughout the chapter improve students’ understanding by stepping through worked solutions

Exciting new HTML5 interactivities and videos have been optimised for all devices

A wealth of practical work, interactivities and videos engage students and enhance their understanding by bringing difficult concepts to life

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  • Content navigation

    content_navigationEach topic can be broken down into sections for easy navigation

  • Resource menu

    ResourceThe resources tab allows for quick and easy access to a range of available resources for each topic

  • Interactivities

    InteractivityInteractivities allow students to check their understanding of key content

  • Links to studyON

    studyON_linkLinks to studyON provide concise, concept summary screens, relevant examples and practice questions to reinforce learning

  • Videos

    A range of videos visually explain concepts to engage students while encouraging in-depth understanding 

Table of contents


  • Units 1 & 2

    Unit 1: Area of Study 1: How can knowledge of elements explain the properties of matter?
    Chapter 1 Atomic structure
    Chapter 2 The periodic table
    Chapter 3 Ionic bonding
    Chapter 4  Metallic bonding
    Chapter 5  Quantifying chemistry

    Unit 1: Area of Study 2: How can the versatility of non-metals be explained?
    Chapter 6 Covalent bonding
    Chapter 7 Networks and nano materials
    Chapter 8 Organic chemistry
    Chapter 9  Polymers

    Unit 1: Area of Study 3 Research investigation
    Chapter 10 Investigating and reporting

    Unit 2: Area of Study 1: How do substances interact
    with water?

    Chapter 11  Connecting chemical reactions and equations
    Chapter 12  Properties of water
    Chapter 13  Reactions in water

    Unit 2: Area Of Study 2: How are substances in water
    measured and analysed?

    Chapter 14  Measuring solubility and concentration
    Chapter 15  Analysing water for salts
    Chapter 16  Analysing water for organic compounds
    Chapter 17  Analysing water for acids and bases

    Unit 2: Area of Study 3: Practical investigation   

  • Units 3 & 4

    Unit 3: Area of Study 1
    Chapter 1 Choosing fuels
    Chapter 2 Energy calculations
    Chapter 3 Converting chemical energy to electrical energy

    Unit 3: Area of Study 2
    Chapter 4 Electrolysis
    Chapter 5 Rates of reactions
    Chapter 6 Equilibium systems

    Unit 4: Area of Study 3
    Chapter 7 Key practical skills and communication

    Unit 4: Area of Study 1
    Chapter 8 Structures and nomenclature of organic compounds
    Chapter 9  Properties and reactions of organic compounds
    Chapter 10 Analysis of organic compounds

    Unit 4: Area of Study 2
    Chapter 11 Vitamins and proteins
    Chapter 12 Food and energy


Physics 1 and 2 VCE Units 1-4


DAN O’KEEFFE | GRAEME LOFTS | PETER NELSON | PETER PENTLAND ROSS PHILLIPS | MURRAY ANDERSON

The new Physics series provides robust content, integrated with compelling digital resources that enable every Physics student to reach their full potential.

Product suite includes:

  • eBookPLUS
  • eBookPLUS and print textbook
  • studyON (comes with text)
  • eGuidePLUS (Teacher Edition)

physics

Features and benefits


The new Study Design has been comprehensively covered so teachers can have complete confidence in their implementation of curriculum changes

studyON_logoJacaranda’s unique exam preparation tool, studyON, is now included and fully integrated with the student text to maximise every Physics student’s opportunity for exam success

Written by a highly experienced and passionate team of authors and subject experts to include the latest advances in Physics

eGuidePLUS for teachers includes exemplary responses for all questions, Testmakers for each chapter, plus Physics Investigations and modelling activities with answers and advice

Sample problems throughout the chapter improve students’ understanding by stepping through worked solutions

A new, dedicated Practical Investigations chapter leads students through the key skills and provides advice and practical ideas for investigations

 A wealth of practical work, interactivities and videos have been designed to engage, excite and encourage in-depth understanding

A wide range of chapter reviews summarise key concepts and graded end-of-chapter questions regularly evaluate student knowledge and understanding

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  • Content navigation

    content_navigation-physicsEach topic can be broken down into sections for easy navigation

  • Resource menu

    Resource_newThe resources tab allows for quick and easy access to a range of available resources for each topic

  • Interactivities

    Interactivity_newInteractivities allow students to check their understanding of key content

  • Links to studyON

    studyONLinks to studyON provide concise, concept summary screens, relevant examples and practice questions to reinforce learning

  • Videos

    A range of videos visually explain concepts to engage students while encouraging in-depth understanding 

Table of contents


  • Units 1 & 2

    Unit 1: Area of Study 1: How can thermal effects be explained?
    Chapter 1 Heat, temperature and internal energy
    Chapter 2 Energy in transit
    Chapter 3 The physics of climate change

    Unit 1: Area of Study 2: How do electric circuits work?  
    Chapter 4 Current electricity
    Chapter 5 Circuit analysis
    Chapter 6 Using electricity

    Unit 1: Area of Study 3: What is matter and how is it formed?
    Chapter 7 Radioactivity and the nucleus
    Chapter 8 Sub-atomic particles
    Chapter 9  From the Big Bang to atoms

    Unit 2 : Area of Study 1: How can motion be described and explained?
    Chapter 10 Analysing movement
    Chapter 11 Forces in action
    Chapter 12 Mechanical interactions

    Unit 2 : Area of Study 3: Practical investigation
    Chapter 13 Practical investigations

    Unit 2 : Area of Study 2: Options
    Chapter 14 What are stars?
    Chapter 15 Is there life beyond Earth’s Solar System?
    Chapter 16 How do forces act on the human body?
    Chapter 17 How can AC electricity charge a DC device?
    Chapter 18 How do heavy things fly?
    Chapter 19 Are fusion and fission viable nuclear energy power sources?
    Chapter 20 How is radiation used to maintain human health?
    Chapter 21 How do particle accelerators and colliders work?
    Chapter 22 How can human vision be extended?
    Chapter 23 How do instruments make music?
    Chapter 24 How can performance in ball sports be improved?
    Chapter 25 How does the human body use electricity?

  • Units 3 & 4

    Unit 3: Area of Study 3: How fast can things go?
    Chapter 1 Forces in action
    Chapter 2 Collisions and other interactions
    Chapter 3 Special relativity

    Unit 3: Area of Study 1: How do things move without contact?
    Chapter 4 Gravitational fields
    Chapter 5 Electric fields
    Chapter 6 Magnetic fields

    Unit 3: Area of Study 2: How are fields used to move electrical energy?
    Chapter 7 Generating electricity
    Chapter 8 Transmission of power

    Unit 4: Area of Study 1: How can waves explain the behaviour of light?
    Chapter 9 Sound waves
    Chapter 10 Light as a wave

    Unit 4: Area of Study 2: How are light and matter similar?
    Chapter 11 The photoelectric effect
    Chapter 12 Matter – particles and waves

    Unit 4: Area of Study 3: Practical investigation
    Chapter 13 Practical investigation



More than a study guide, studyON is an interactive and highly visual study, revision and exam practice tool designed to maximise every student’s opportunity for exam success. Now fully integrated with all VCE Science texts to provide an unrivaled combination of premium resources that enable students to reach their full potential.

Features and benefits


concept

Concept summary screens provide concise explanations, supported by relevant examples that link back to the eBookPLUS

Students can practise VCAA and custom-authored questions on a particular concept, topic or the entire course, either online or offline

References to relevant pages in student texts provide additional information to fully explain concepts and hyperlinks provide quick access to relevant pages in the eBookPLUS

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Includes VCAA exam questions from 2006 onwards, carefully selected to directly correspond with the new Study Design

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Videos provide more information and visually explain concepts, helping students gain a deeper understanding

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Engaging, hands-on interactivities provide students with instant feedback, heightening their understanding of on-screen concepts

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  • New Dashboard

    The new dashboard provides fast and easy navigation to course content and all other main tools and features

  • See more

    Videos and animations visually explain concepts to help students gain a deeper understanding

  • Do more

    Interactivities provide a fun and engaging way of allowing students to demonstrate and test their understanding

     

  • Read more

    Contains references to relevant pages in student texts including hyperlinks to more detailed explanations in the Jacaranda eBookPLUS

  • Sit exams

    VCAA exam questions for 2006 onwards. Students get instant feedback and can track their results

  • Practice questions

    Students can practice VCAA and custom-authored questions on a particular concept, topic or whole course

  • Course overview

    Students can quickly navigate to practice questions, videos and interactivities for a specific concept


Teacher Edition


studyON Teacher Edition is the teachers’ portal: a powerful diagnostic tool that enables teachers to track and assign activities and monitor progress at an individual, group or whole class level for immediate insight. They can also identify strengths and weaknesses of student understanding, and customise teaching for individual students or groups.

With studyON Teacher Edition, teachers can:
ConnectNEW

Connect directly to students, creating classes and custom groups

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Assign practice questions, topic tests and sample semester exams for students to complete

monitorNEW

Monitor your students’ activity, drilling down to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses

reportNEWReport on student progress and generate and schedule reports

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  • New Dashboard

    The new dashboard provides fast and easy access to the most frequently used resources, tools and features

  • Connect to your students

    Connect directly to your students, creating classes and custom groups

  • Assign activities

    Assign practice questions, topic tests and sample semester exams for your students to complete

  • Monitor student progress

    Track and monitor your students’ activity, drilling down to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses

  • Report

    Generate and schedule reports on student progress

  • Easy navigation

    Easily switch between the student and teacher edition or access help, account information or your bookshelf using the new navigation bar

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