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Jacaranda Science Quest 10 Australian Curriculum, 3rd Edition learnON & Print

This combined print and digital title provides 100% coverage of the Australian Curriculum for Science. The textbook comes with a complimentary activation code for learnON, the powerful digital learning platform making learning personalised and visible for both students and teachers.

The latest editions of Jacaranda Science Quest Australian Curriculum series include these key features:

  • Video clips from the popular series The Story of Science with Michael Mosley are directly embedded at the point of learning
  • End of topic questions are grouped into ‘Remember,’ ‘Think’ and ‘Investigate’ sections
  • Individual pathways chapter revision worksheets (3 per topic) cater to learners of different levels
  • Exemplary responses demonstrate best practice and help prevent misconceptions
  • Practical investigations and rich tasks that provide students with opportunities for open-ended problem solving
  • Reading content with integrated media providing a dynamic and uninterrupted learning experience


For teachers, learnON includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers, curriculum grids and work programs.

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

Overview vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgements x

1 Think quest 1

1.1 Overview 1

1.2 ABCs of attitude

1.3 Layers of learning

1.4 Change my mind

1.5 Einstein’s impact

1.6 Nuclear news

1.7 Decisions, responsibilities and ethics

1.8 See quest

1.9 Review

2 Getting into genes 4

2.1 Overview 4

2.2 Nuclear matters 6

2.3 DNA — this is your life! 13

2.4 Unlocking the DNA code 17

2.5 Who do you think you are? 24

2.6 Dividing to multiply 27

2.7 The next generation 33

2.8 What are the chances? 42

2.9 Changing the code4 9

2.10 Predicting with pedigree charts 52

2.11 Exposing your genes 58

2.12 Domesticating biotechnology 65

2.13 DNA — Interwoven stories? 71

2.14 SWOT analyses and priority grids 76

2.15 Project: The gene lab 77

2.16 Review 77

3 Evolution 84

3.1 Overview 84

3.2 Classification 86

3.3 Biodiversity 88

3.4 The evolution revolution 94

3.5 Natural selection 100

3.6 Evolution 106

3.7 Long, long ago 110

3.8 Yesterday’s plants 115

3.9 Fossils. 118

3.10 More evidence for evolution 125

3.11 Origin of whose species? 129

3.12 See you later, alligator 132

3.13 Tapestries within our biosphere 136

3.14 Storyboards and Gantt charts 141

3.15 Project: Natural selection — the board game! 142

3.16 Review 143

4 Chemical patterns 149

4.1 Overview 149

4.2 The periodic table 151

4.3 Small but important 160

4.4 When atoms meet 163

4.5 When sharing works best 167

4.6 How reactive? 170

4.7 Finding the right formula 173

4.8 Concept and mind maps 178

4.9 Project: The mystery metal 180

4.10 Review 181

5 Chemical reactions 184

5.1 Overview 184

5.2 The language of chemical reactions 186

5.3 Precipitation reactions 189

5.4 Chemicals can be a health hazard 192

5.5 A world of reactions 197

5.6 Producing salts 202

5.7 Fuelling our lifestyle 204

5.8 Rates of reaction. 209

5.9 Form and function: Polymers 213

5.10 A cool light216

5.11 Target maps and single bubble maps 219

5.12 Project: Flavour fountain 221

5.13 Review 221

6 The mysterious universe 226

6.1 Overview 226

6.2 Observing the night sky 228

6.3 Stars — a life story 232

6.4 The changing universe 238

6.5 How it all began 240

6.6 Eyes on the universe 246

6.7 Priority grids and matrixes 251

6.8 Review 253

7 Global systems 256

7.1 Overview 256

7.2 Revisiting cycles and spheres 258

7.3 Climate patterns 263

7.4 Global warming 266

7.5 Heating up for Thermageddon? 272

7.6 Some cool solutions 276

7.7 Global warming — believe it or not? 280

7.8 Ozone alert! 283

7.9 Biodiversity and climate change 287

7.10 Biosphere 2 292

7.11 SWOT analyses and fishbone diagrams 297

7.12 Project: The fifty years after 299

7.13 Review 300

8 Forces, energy and motion 303

8.1 Overview 303

8.2 Ready, set, go 305

8.3 Measuring speed 307

8.4 Speeding up 311

8.5 Let’s go for a ride 314

8.6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion 318

8.7 What’s your reaction? 321

8.8 Getting down to work 323

8.9 Systems: Energy ups and downs 325

8.10 Making cars safe 329

8.11 Cycle maps and storyboards 332

8.12 Project: Rock’n’rollercoaster 334

8.13 Review 335

9 Science quests 339

9.1 Overview 339

9.2 Daring to dream 340

9.3 Superheroes to super science 345

9.4 Nano news 348

9.5 Gardening in the laboratory 353

9.6 Space trekking 358

9.7 The quest continues 362

9.8 Review 367

10 Psychology

10.1 Overview 1

10.2 Introducing psychology 1

10.3 The brain 5

10.4 Intelligence 8

10.5 Emotions and communication 11

10.6 Sleep and sleep disorders 14

10.7 Psychopathology 17

10.8 Treatment of mental disorders 19

10.9 Groups and social psychology 21

10.10 Forensic psychology 24

10.11 Review 26

11 Forensics

11.1 Overview 1

11.2 The Forensic Herald 2

11.3 Who knows who dunnit? 4

11.4 Forensic toolbox 8

11.5 Digging up the truth 12

11.6 Blood and saliva 15

11.7 Hair and fibres. 17

11.8 On the lab floor 20

11.9 Forensics and the future 23

11.10 Review 2

Glossary 368

Index 382