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Victorian Curriculum: Science


The Jacaranda Science Quest series has been designed to meet and exceed the aspirations of the 2017 Victorian Curriculum: Science for Years 7-10.

Revised print editions will be available in 2017 for use in 2018.

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Trusted Science content delivered in new and better ways


Combining quality content, a “learning made visible” framework and the exciting digital learning platform learnON, Jacaranda provides new and better ways to dramatically improve teaching and learning. To meet the needs of all schools, the Jacaranda Science Quest series is available in print (revised editions coming in 2017) and digital (published in 2016) formats.

All core Victorian Curriculum titles are available on learnON, the immersive digital learning platform. 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 is available as a familiar print textbook (revised editions coming in 2017). 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 Jacaranda Science Quest series, assessON Science Quest is available for Years 7-10.

Science Quest 7 VC

Science Quest 8 VC

Science Quest 9 VC

Science Quest 10 VC


Content for the Victorian Curriculum 7-10: Science


The updated Jacaranda Science Quest VC series provides 100% coverage of the Victorian 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

Powered by the Jacaranda learnON platform


All core curriculum titles for the Victorian Curriculum in Years 7-10 are delivered by learnON, the immersive digital learning platform from Jacaranda.

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 VC 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

Premium feature

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

Premium feature

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


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 VC 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

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Titles in the Jacaranda Science Quest series


Choose from two formats: digital only, or digital and print.

  • LEARNON + PRINT (NEW IN 2017)

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 7 VC Revised learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730348573
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $79.95
    Year: 7
    Delivery: Student text including learnON

  • LEARNON

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 7 VC learnON
    ISBN: 9780730335092
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 7
    Delivery: Activation code


Choose from two formats: digital only, or digital and print.

  • LEARNON + PRINT (NEW IN 2017)

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 8 VC Revised learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730348597
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $79.95
    Year: 8
    Delivery: Student text including learnON

  • LEARNON

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 8 VC learnON
    ISBN: 9780730335108
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 8
    Delivery: Activation code


Choose from two formats: digital only, or digital and print.

  • LEARNON + PRINT (NEW IN 2017)

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 9 VC Revised learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730348603
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $79.95
    Year: 9
    Delivery: Student text including learnON

  • LEARNON

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 9 VC learnON
    ISBN: 9780730335115
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 9
    Delivery: Activation code


Choose from two formats: digital only, or digital and print.

  • LEARNON + PRINT (NEW IN 2017)

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 10 VC Revised learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730348580
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $79.95
    Year: 10
    Delivery: Student text including learnON

  • LEARNON

    Title: Jacaranda Science Quest 10 VC learnON
    ISBN: 9780730335122
    Author(s): Lofts and Evergreen
    Publish date: November 2017
    RRP: $54.95
    Year: 10
    Delivery: Activation code

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See Jacaranda Science Quest in action


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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
PREMIUM FEATURE

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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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