NEW FOR 2020
The new editions of the Jacaranda VCE Physics series form a complete suite of contemporary resources, designed to inspire curiosity and scientific investigation while preparing your students for VCE success. Refreshed content aligns to the Study Design, and now includes comprehensive teacher support so you can teach your class, your way.
Why choose Jacaranda VCE Physics:
Over the past few years we’ve been out in schools talking to teachers to learn what’s important to you – our new editions are based off this feedback.
Watch this video to learn about our new teacher support, exam preparation tools, teacher-led videos and more!
Encouraging inquiry through scientific investigation
An interactive and engaging resource suite utilising a range of rich media, including new teacher-led videos of practical experiments and sample problems – providing students with more opportunities to consolidate concepts and deepen their understanding.
Developing independent lifelong learners
Now available in learnON, students receive immediate feedback for every question and access to exemplary responses. Their growth, progress and performance are automatically tracked, making it easy to highlight areas of strengths and weakness and focus study.
Unrivalled exam and assessment preparation
Prepare your students for all forms of success with access to every VCAA exam question since 2006, and a range of practice SACs – comprehensively supported with exemplary responses and marking guides.
Unmatched teacher support
A new comprehensive range of teacher support materials, including; work programs, curriculum grids, answers to every question, detailed practical investigation support and quarantined topic tests and SACs.
Jacaranda's VCE Physics series
The Jacaranda VCE Physics series is available in a print with digital or digital-only format to allow teachers to teach their class, their way.
|Jacaranda Physics 1 VCE Units 1 and 2, 4th Edition|
|Unit 1: What ideas explain the physical world?||Unit 2: What do experiments reveal about the physical world?|
|Topic 1: Thermodynamics principles – Heat, temperature and internal energy||Topic 9: Analysing motion|
|Topic 2: Thermodynamics and climate science||Topic 10: Forces in action|
|Topic 3: Concepts used to model electricity||Topic 11: Mechanical interactions|
|Topic 4: Circuit analysis||Options (online only)|
|Topic 5: Using electricity and electrical safety||Topic 12: What are stars?|
|Topic 6: Origins of atoms||Topic 13: Is there life beyond Earth’s Solar System?|
|Topic 7: Particles in the nucleus||Topic 14: How do forces act on the human body?|
|Topic 8: Energy from the atom||Topic 15: How can AC electricity charge a DC device?|
|Topic 16: How do heavy things fly?|
|Topic 17: Are fusion and fission viable nuclear energy power sources?|
|Topic 18: How is radiation used to maintain human health?|
|Topic 19: How do particle accelerators work?|
|Topic 20: How can human vision be enhanced?|
|Topic 21: How do instruments make music?|
|Topic 22: How can performance in ball sports be improved?|
|Topic 23: How does the human body use electricity?|
|Topic 24: Practical investigation|
|Jacaranda Physics 2 VCE Units 3 and 4, 4th Edition|
|Unit 3: How do things move without contact?||Unit 4: How can two contradictory models explain both light and matter?|
|Topic 1: Gravitation||Topic 9: Properties of mechanical waves|
|Topic 2: Electric fields||Topic 10: Light as a wave|
|Topic 3: Magnetic fields||Topic 11: The particle-like nature of light|
|Topic 4: Generation of electricity||Topic 12: Light and matter|
|Topic 5: Transmission of electricity||Topic 13: Practical investigation|
|Topic 6: Newton’s laws of motion|
|Topic 7: Force, energy and mass in collusions and other interactions|
|Topic 8: Special relativity|
Why VCE Physics teachers trust Jacaranda:
Let Ross Phillips, from Strathcona Baptist Girls College, share with you how the Jacaranda VCE Physics series has helped him engage students in the study of Physics, supported his teaching, catered to his students learning styles and has provided him with quality content for many years.
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What are teachers saying about the Jacaranda VCE Physics series?
“We have used Jacaranda over a number of years and we will continue to because the resources are clear and cover all aspects of the curriculum. When support is required, the staff at Jacaranda are easy to deal with and sort the issue immediately.”
Lilydale Heights Secondary College