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Science Quest 10 Australian Curriculum Edition and EBookPLUS

Science Quest Series

By Graeme Lofts, Merrin J. Evergreen

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Format: Paperback, 392 pages, 4th edition Edition
Published In: Australia, 20 December 2011
Science Quest 10 Science Quest 10 Australian Curriculum Edition combines in-depth coverage of all elaborations and content descriptions of the Australian curriculum with engaging activities and investigations. FEATURES ? Your Quest investigation activity at the start of every chapter that encourages students to inquire and engage ? Overarching ideas units that challenge students to place themselves within the context of a bigger picture ? Dedicated Science inquiry skills chapters and Investigations that progressively build inquiry skills ? Dedicated Thinking skills units that encourage students to think about how they learn and understand ? Dedicated Science as a human endeavour units that feature real-world science ? Individual pathways sheets that provide differentiated learning and consolidate knowledge ? Study and ICT checklists that outline key content and resources in each chapter This title features eBookPLUS: an electronic version of the textbook and a complementary set of targeted digital resources. These flexible and engaging ICT activities are available to you online at the JacarandaPLUS website (

Table of Contents

About eBookPLUS v About this book vi Preface viii Acknowledgements ix 1 Think quest ... 2 1.1 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR ABCs of attitude 4 1.2 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Layers of learning 7 1.3 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Change my mind 10 1.4 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR The quest continues 12 1.5 The evolution revolution 16 1.6 DNA ? this is your life! 22 1.7 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Einstein?s impact 25 1.8 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Nuclear news 27 1.9 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Decisions, responsibilities and ethics 31 1.10 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Banned! It?s for your own good! 37 1.11 THINKING TOOLS See quest 39 Study checklist/ICT 44 Looking back 45 2 Getting into genes 48 2.1 Patterns, order and organisation: Nuclear matters 50 2.2 Unlocking the DNA code 56 2.3 Who do you think you are? 62 2.4 Dividing to multiply 66 2.5 The next generation 72 2.6 What are the chances? 79 2.7 Changing the code 85 2.8 Predicting with pedigree charts 89 2.9 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Exposing your genes 94 2.10 Domesticating biotechnology 100 2.11 THINKING TOOLS SWOT analyses and priority grids 106 Study checklist/ICT 108 Looking back 109 ICT activity: The gene lab 112 3 Evolution 114 3.1 Patterns, order and organisation: Classifi cation 116 3.2 Biodiversity 118 3.3 Natural selection 123 3.4 Patterns, order and organisation: Evolution 128 3.5 Long, long ago 132 3.6 Yesterday?s plants 136 3.7 Fossils 139 3.8 More evidence for evolution 145 3.9 Origin of whose species? 149 3.10 See you later, alligator 152 3.11 THINKING TOOLS Storyboards and Gantt charts 156 Study checklist/ICT 158 Looking back 159 ICT activity: Natural Selection ? the board game! 162 4 Chemical patterns 164 4.1 Patterns, order and organisation: The periodic table 166 4.2 Small but important 174 4.3 When atoms meet 177 4.4 When sharing works best 179 4.5 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR How reactive? 181 4.6 Finding the right formula 184 4.7 THINKING TOOLS Concepts and mind maps 188 Study checklist/ICT 190 Looking back 191 ICT activity: The mystery metal 192 5 Chemical reactions 194 5.1 Form and function: Plastic facts 196 5.2 A game of balance 199 5.3 Precipitation reactions 202 5.4 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Chemicals can be a health hazard 204 5.5 A world of reactions 208 5.6 Producing salts 212 5.7 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Fuelling our lifestyle 214 5.8 The need for speed 218 5.9 A cool light 221 5.10 THINKING TOOLS Target maps and single bubble maps 223 Study checklist/ICT 225 Looking back 226 ICT activity: Flavour fountain 228 6 The mysterious universe 230 6.1 Observing the night sky 232 6.2 The sun 234 6.3 Stability and change: Stars ? a life story 236 6.4 Stability and change: The changing universe 241 6.5 How it all began 243 6.6 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Eyes on the universe 247 6.7 Anybody out there? 250 6.8 THINKING TOOLS Priority grids and matrixes 254 Study checklist/ICT 256 Looking back 257 7 Global systems 258 7.1 Revisiting cycles and spheres 260 7.2 Patterns, order and organisation: Climate patterns 266 7.3 Global warming 269 7.4 Heating up for Thermageddon? 274 7.5 Some cool solutions 278 7.6 Global warming ? believe it or not? 282 7.7 Ozone alert! 285 7.8 Biodiversity and climate change 289 7.9 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Biosphere 2 293 7.6 THINKING TOOLS SWOT analyses and fi shbone diagrams 297 Study checklist/ICT 299 Looking back 300 ICT activity: The fifty years after ... 302 8 Forces, energy and motion 304 8.1 Ready, set, go 306 8.2 Measuring speed 308 8.3 Speeding up 311 8.4 Let?s go for a ride 313 8.5 Newton?s Second Law of Motion 316 8.6 What?s your reaction? 318 8.7 Getting down to work 320 8.8 Systems: Energy ups and downs 322 8.9 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Making cars safe 325 8.10 THINKING TOOLS Cycle maps and storyboards 327 Study checklist/ICT 329 Looking back 330 ICT activity: Rock?n?rollercoaster 332 9 Science quests 334 9.1 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Daring to dream 336 9.2 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Superheroes to super science 340 9.3 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Nano news 343 9.4 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Gardening in the laboratory 348 9.5 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Tapestries within our biosphere 353 9.6 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR DNA ? interwoven stories 357 9.7 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR Space trekking 362 eBookpllus 10 Psychology eBookpllus 11 Forensics Glossary 366 Index 376

EAN: 9781742461496
ISBN: 1742461492
Publisher: Jacaranda Wiley, Australia
Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 x 1.5 centimeters (0.56 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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