Victorian Curriculum: Science

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

Jacaranda is delivering brand new Victorian Curriculum editions on a brand new eBook powered by learnON. The result? Trusted Jacaranda content delivered in new and better ways to dramatically improve student learning outcomes.

Trusted Victorian Curriculum Science content delivered in new and better ways

The new Science title will be offered in three different formats including one print and two new eBook versions on the new learnON platform. The new eBook also includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers, curriculum grids and teacher notes — no separate eGuide purchase is required. To complement the Science Quest series, assessON Science Quest is available for Years 7-10.

Science Quest 7 Victorian Curriculum

Science Quest 8 Victorian Curriculum

Science Quest 9 Victorian Curriculum

Science Quest 10 Victorian Curriculum

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What is it?
Jacaranda’s new immersive eBook Everything in learnON plus teachers and studented are connected 24/7 for real-time collaboration and personalised feedback The familiar printed textbook that includes an activation code for learnON
Who is it for?
Schools starting their digital learning journey and those that are comfortable using eBookPLUS but appreciate a more seamless learning experience Schools that want to take their digital learning to the next level Schools that want or need the flexibility of a digital and print environment
How to buy?
Available through your preferred bookseller (as part of your booklist) or direct from Jacaranda (institutional license) Available direct from Jacaranda only (institutional license) Available through your preferred bookseller (as part of your booklist) or direct from Jacaranda (institutional license)

Content highlights

Jacaranda Science Quest 7-10 VC learnON features the high quality, curriculum-aligned content that schools expect from Jacaranda.



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

Topic questions


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

Revision worksheets


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

Immediate feedback


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

Practical Investigations


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

An immersive experience


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

Platform highlights

Every title on the learnON platform 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 experienceck

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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See the new Science title 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 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


Discussion and collaboration features make sharing practical activity results and experimental data easier, allowing students to base their understanding on the class findings



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.