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Jacaranda Science Quest 8 Australian Curriculum 3E LearnON & Print

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Jacaranda Science Quest 8 AC 3e learnON & Print
This combined print and digital title provides 100% coverage of the Australian Curriculum for Science.

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Overview viii

Preface x

Acknowledgements xi

1 Science is … 1

1.1 Overview 1

1.2 Safety first 3

1.3 Planning your own investigation 7

1.4 Record keeping and research 10

1.5 Controlling variables 13

1.6 The main game 16

1.7 Presenting your data 19

1.8 Using data loggers 26

1.9 Greats from the past 29

1.10 Project: An inspiration for the future 31

1.11 Review 33

2 Language of learning 38

2.1 Overview 38

3 Cells 40

3.1 Overview 40

3.2 A whole new world 41

3.3 Focusing on a small world 45

3.4 Form and function: Cell make-up 51

3.5 Zooming in on life 56

3.6 Focus on animal cells 60

3.7 Focus on plant cells 64

3.8 Plant cells — holding, carrying and guarding 66

3.9 Cell division 74

3.10 Skin ’n’ stuff 79

3.11 Tiny size, big trouble 86

3.12 Target maps and single bubble maps 92

3.13 Review 93

4 Systems — living connections 98

4.1 Overview 98

4.2 Driven by curiosity? 100

4.3 Working together? 106

4.4 Digestive system — break it down 114

4.5 Digestive endeavours 123

4.6 Circulatory system — blood highways 129

4.7 Transport technology 140

4.8 Respiratory system — breathe in, breathe out 147

4.9 Short of breath? 156

4.10 The excretory system 163

4.11 Musculoskeletal system — keeping in shape 169

4.12 Same job, different path 176

4.13 Flowcharts and cycle maps 183

4.14 Review 184

5 Systems — reproduction 192

5.1 Overview 192

5.2 Private parts 194

5.3 Why the changes? 199

5.4 Getting together 204

5.5 Making babies 209

5.6 To breed or not to breed 214

5.7 Reproductive technologies 218

5.8 Reproduction issues 223

5.9 Stem cells: A source of issues 226

5.10 Comparing reproductive strategies 230

5.11 The sex life of plants 234

5.12 Multiplying by dividing 241

5.13 Storyboards and Gantt charts 246

5.14 Review 247

6 States of matter 255

6.1 Overview 255

6.2 States of matter 257

6.3 Changing states 259

6.4 The state of the weather 262

6.5 Matter and energy: The particle model 265

6.6 Energy in, energy out 272

6.7 Concept maps and mind maps 275

6.8 Review 277

7 Elements, compounds and mixtures 280

7.1 Overview 280

7.2 It’s elementary 282

7.3 Elements: The inside story 285

7.4 Compounding the situation 288

7.5 Grouping elements 292

7.6 Patterns, order and organisation: Chemical name tags 295

7.7 Making molecules 298

7.8 Carbon: It’s everywhere 300

7.9 Affinity diagrams and cluster maps 303

7.10 Project: Science TV 305

7.11 Review 307

8 Chemical change 312

8.1 Overview 312

8.2 Patterns, order and organisation: Physical and chemical properties 314

8.3 Time for some changes 317

8.4 Chemical reactions 320

8.5 Fast and slow reactions 324

8.6 Rusting out 328

8.7 Burning is a chemical reaction 331

8.8 A new breed of materials 334

8.9 Use it again 340

8.10 Target maps and single bubble maps 344

8.11 Review 346

9 Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks 350

9.1 Overview 350

9.2 Rocks and minerals 352

9.3 ‘Hot’ rocks 354

9.4 Sedimentary rocks 358

9.5 Stability and change: Metamorphic rocks 363

9.6 Mining for metals 367

9.7 Rock technology 370

9.8 Every rock tells a story 372

9.9 Questioning and predicting 378

9.10 Fishbone diagrams and tree maps 382

9.11 Review 384

10 Transferring and transforming energy 388

10.1 Overview 388

10.2 Matter and energy: Making things happen 389

10.3 Hot moves 395

10.4 A costly escape 400

10.5 Light energy 403

10.6 Light forms images 409

10.7 Seeing the light 414

10.8 Sound energy 420

10.9 Matrixes and Venn diagrams 428

10.10 Project: Going green 430

10.11 Review 431

Glossary 435

Index 451