NEW FOR 2020

Jacaranda Physics VCE

For the VCAA Study Design

The new editions of the Jacaranda Physics VCE series form a complete suite of contemporary resources, designed to inspire curiosity and scientific investigation while preparing your students for VCE success. Refreshed content explicitly aligns with the Study Design, and now includes comprehensive teacher support so you can teach your class, your way.



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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Series features

    The latest editions of Jacaranda’s Physics VCE series include these features:

    • Explicitly structured to the VCE Physics Study Design (2016-2021), with content aligned to all the key knowledge and key skills
    • In learnON, you get greater visibility into student progress and performance, allowing you to easily tailor lesson plans and create custom tests
    • Tailored exercise sets at the end of every subtopic, providing students the opportunity to test their knowledge
    • Detailed topic and Area of Study reviews, providing students with opportunities for revision with key concept summaries, key terms, investigation and an extensive range of questions and an offline printable studyON booklets with past VCE questions
    • New printable Practical Investigation logbook, with teacher-led videos
    • A dedicated Practical Investigations topic designed to enhance skills in scientific methodology with links to Key Science Skills, conducting practical investigations and communicating through scientific reports
    • Enhanced teacher support, including;
      • work programs, curriculum grids and teaching advice
      • practical investigation support, with laboratory information, risk assessments, expected results and demonstrative videos
      • quarantined tests and SACs complete with worked solutions, exemplary responses and marking rubrics
      • learnON provides visibility into student progress and performance, allowing you to customise lessons, tests and assessments

  • Formats

    Jacaranda provides a range of format options to allow teachers to teach their class their way.

    Print


    Printed textbook with free digital code inside

    learnON


    learnON is our immersive and flexible digital learning platform

    iPad app


    Trusted Jacaranda content available online and offline through the iPad app

    PDF


    Downloadable PDFs available with eBookPLUS

  • Authors

    Dan O’Keefe
    Graeme Lofts
    Peter Pentland
    Ross Phillips
    Coyle
    Rosenbrock
    Anderson

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    Now free and fully integrated across the entire series, studyON is our interactive and highly visual online study, revision and exam practise tool. With many features such as access to official past exams, videos, interactivities, auto-marked questions and progress tracking tools, studyON packs in so much more than a traditional print study guide.

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Jacaranda's Physics VCE series

The Jacaranda Physics VCE series is available in a print with digital or digital-only format to allow teachers to teach their class, their way.

  • Print + learnON + studyON

    Jacaranda Physics 1 VCE Units 1&2 4E cover

    Title: Jacaranda Physics 1 VCE Units 1 and 2 4e learnON & Print + studyON
    ISBN: 9780730373193
    Publication date: October 2019
    RRP: $94.95

    Printed textbook with free digital code inside.

  • learnON + studyON

    Jacaranda Physics 1 VCE Units 1&2 4E cover

    Title: Jacaranda Physics 1 VCE Units 1 and 2 4e learnON + studyON
    ISBN: 9780730373100
    Publication date: October 2019
    RRP: $64.95

    learnON is our immersive and flexible digital learning platform for teachers and students – no extra eGuide purchase necessary.

Jacaranda Physics 1 VCE Units 1 and 2, 4th Edition (DRAFT)
Unit 1: What ideas explain the physical world? Unit 2: What do experiments reveal about the physical world?
Chapter 1: Thermodynamics principles – Heat, temperature and internal energy Chapter 9: Analysing motion
Chapter 2: Thermodynamics and climate science Chapter 10: Forces in action
Chapter 3: Concepts used to model electricity Chapter 11: Mechanical interactions
Chapter 4: Circuit analysis Options (online only)
Chapter 5: Using electricity and electrical safety Chapter 12: What are stars?
Chapter 6: Origins of atoms Chapter 13: Is there life beyond Earth’s Solar System?
Chapter 7: Particles in the nucleus Chapter 14: How do forces act on the human body?
Chapter 8: Energy from the atom Chapter 15: How can AC electricity charge a DC device?
Chapter 16: How do heavy things fly?
Chapter 17: Are fusion and fission viable nuclear energy power sources?
Chapter 18: How is radiation used to maintain human health?
Chapter 19: How do particle accelerators work?
Chapter 20: How can human vision be enhanced?
Chapter 21: How do instruments make music?
Chapter 22: How can performance in ball sports be improved?
Chapter 23: How does the human body use electricity?
Chapter 24: Practical investigation
  • Print + learnON + studyON

    Jacaranda Physics 2 VCE Units 3&4 4E cover

    Title: Jacaranda Physics 2 VCE Units 3 and 4 4e learnON & Print + studyON
    ISBN: 9780730373223
    Publication date: October 2019
    RRP: $94.95

    Printed textbook with free digital code inside.

  • learnON + studyON

    Jacaranda Physics 2 VCE Units 3&4 4E cover

    Title: Jacaranda Physics 2 VCE Units 3 and 4 4e learnON + studyON
    ISBN: 9780730373230
    Publication date: October 2019
    RRP: $64.95

    learnON is our immersive and flexible digital learning platform for teachers and students – no extra eGuide purchase necessary.

Jacaranda Physics 2 VCE Units 3 and 4, 4th Edition (DRAFT)
Unit 3: How do things move without contact? Unit 4: How can two contradictory models explain both light and matter?
Chapter 1: Gravitation Chapter 9: Properties of mechanical waves
Chapter 2: Electric fields Chapter 10: Light as a wave
Chapter 3: Magnetic fields Chapter 11: The particle-like nature of light
Chapter 4: Generation of electricity Chapter 12: Light and matter
Chapter 5: Transmission of electricity Chapter 13: Practical investigation
Chapter 6: Newton’s laws of motion
Chapter 7: Force, energy and mass in collusions and other interactions
Chapter 8: Special relativity

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