Jacaranda Science Quest 7 for Victoria Australian Curriculum 1E (Revised) LearnON & Print Image

Jacaranda Science Quest 7 for Victoria Australian Curriculum 1E (Revised) LearnON & Print

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Jacaranda Science Quest 7 Victorian Curriculum, 1st Revised Edition learnON & Print

This combined print and digital title provides 100% coverage of the 2017 Victorian 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 the Jacaranda Science Quest Victorian 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 providing 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.

The revised print edition has been updated to ensure 1:1 correspondence with learnON, for a seamless teaching and learning experience.

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

Overview viii

Preface x

Acknowledgements xi

1 Science is … 1

1.1 Overview 1

1.2 Science is … everywhere! 3

1.3 The science laboratory 7

1.4 Detective skills 15

1.5 Keeping things under control 17

1.6 Analysing data 22

1.7 Reporting on investigations 26

1.8 Project: Bigger, better beans 34

1.9 Review 36

2 Learning keys 41

2.1 Overview 41

2.2 Tinkering with your toolbox

2.3 Intelligence multiplied

2.4 Thinking keys

2.5 Learning together

2.6 Unlocking learning

2.7 Question keys

2.8 ‘See Quest’ tools

2.9 Cluster maps and concept maps

2.10 Feeding your brain

2.11 Discovering your brain

2.12 Review

3 Classification 44

3.1 Overview 44

3.2 Patterns, order and organisation 46

3.3 Unlocking meaning—patterns in scientific language 54

3.4 Unlocking patterns in scientific names 59

3.5 Keys to unlock identity 64

3.6 Which animal? 72

3.7 Got a backbone! 76

3.8 Mammals 80

3.9 No backbone! 86

3.10 Zooming in … human endeavours into classification 92

3.11 Which plant? 95

3.12 Gumnut babies 102

3.13 Plants no more! 106

3.14 Tree maps, mind maps and Venn diagrams 109

3.15 Project: Snakes alive! 110

3.16 Review 111

4 Ecosystems: Interactions and relationships 116

4.1 Overview 116

4.2 Systems: Ecosystems 118

4.3 Ecosystems need relationships 125

4.4 Food chains and food webs 133

4.5 Angiosperm interactions 139

4.6 Another beanstalk story 145

4.7 Bush tucker 149

4.8 Recycle me! 153

4.9 Unbalanced ecosystems 160

4.10 Living in a greenhouse 168

4.11 Ecological footprints 172

4.12 What a load of rubbish! 175

4.13 Water aware? 180

4.14 Going, going, gone! 186

4.15 Relations, diagrams and algorithms 191

4.16 Project: Small acts, big changes 192

4.17 Review 193

5 Separating mixtures 199

5.1 Overview 199

5.2 What’s in a fizzy drink? 201

5.3 Kept in suspension 204

5.4 Separating blood 208

5.5 Separating solutions 211

5.6 Systems: Down the S-bend 218

5.7 Fit to drink? 220

5.8 Essential separation 223

5.9 Essential recycling 227

5.10 Single bubble maps and flowcharts 230

5.11 Project: The diamond flush 232

5.12 Review 233

6 The Earth in space 237

6.1 Overview 237

6.2 Sunrise, sunset 239

6.3 The moon 243

6.4 Systems: Phases of the moon 245

6.5 A lunar attraction 248

6.6 Lunar and solar eclipses 250

6.7 Explaining the night sky 255

6.8 Mind maps and tree maps 260

6.9 Project: Australia 50 million years BC 262

6.10 Review 264

7 Precious resources 267

7.1 Overview 267

7.2 The riches below 268

7.3 Fossil fuels 271

7.4 Make mine renewable 276

7.5 Stability and change: Water — the liquid of life 278

7.6 Managing water wisely 282

7.7 Soil — it’s worth conserving 285

7.8 Rising salt 288

7.9 Matrixes and plus, minus, interesting charts 292

7.10 Review 294

8 Forces in action 297

8.1 Overview 297

8.2 On the move 299

8.3 A magnetic attraction 302

8.4 All charged up 311

8.5 Scale and measurement 316

8.6 Friction — friend or foe? 323

8.7 Keeping afloat 330

8.8 Staying safe 332

8.9 Cluster maps and single bubble maps 336

8.10 Review 338

9 A world of machines 342

9.1 Overview 342

9.2 A helping hand 344

9.3 Pushing uphill 350

9.4 Systems: Wheels and axles in a spin 353

9.5 Getting into gear 358

9.6 Compound machines 361

9.7 Single bubble maps and Venn diagrams 367

9.8 Project: Paper, Scissors, Robot 369

9.9 Review 370

Glossary 373

Index 384