Cambridge Science for Queensland 7–10 brochure

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Cambridge Science for Queensland 7–10 Gemma Dale, Victoria Shaw, Kerrie Ardley, Emma Bone, Christopher Humphreys, Eddy de Jong & Evans Roberts

Brighter thinking for a better future

At a glance Engage today’s Queensland science students with a resource package that effectively addresses the curriculum with fresh local content, a wide range of activities and innovative digital capabilities as it prepares Years 7–10 students for the new QCE science syllabuses.

Differentiated learning and a wide range of activities

Specifically written for Queensland students

The wide range of abilities and interests evident in Queensland classrooms is supported through the clear, student-friendly language, and developed and reinforced through a range of activities.

This NEW 7–10 series uses Queensland species or environments to demonstrate concepts where possible, helping students make connections in their science learning. Lead author Gemma Dale is a junior and senior level science teacher from Queensland with an Education Doctorate specialising in scientific literacy, making her particularly qualified to develop a Queensland series to effectively engage Year 7–10 students and prepare them for QCE science studies.

Quick checks and Explore! activities throughout will engage, support and extend every Year 7–10 student. Both long and short Try this activities for the classroom help explain and revise concepts. Data questions available at the end of each chapter help students apply their understanding and challenge them to analyse and interpret different forms of data linked to the chapter content. Teachers can also select questions from the graded, downloadable worksheets in each section to meet student abilities.

Prepares students for QCE Science studies •

In the same way that QCAA uses cognitive verbs and follows Marzano’s Taxonomy for science courses, this series draws on these verbs and the section and chapter questions are organised into Retrieval, Comprehension, Analysis and Knowledge utilisation to improve student thinking.

Students are provided a set of data at the end of each chapter and are asked to apply, analyse and interpret that data. This provides valuable skill development for the internal data test required in Year 12.

The Investigations provided in this series develop students’ inquiry skills and allow for essential preparation for their scientific investigation in senior years.

Hands-on activities reinforce concepts Over 50 hands-on activities per year level offer both laboratory activities as well as longer investigations that develop students’ inquiry skills. All Practicals in the series cover at least two of the Learning Areas from the Australian Curriculum and involve students using lab equipment and conducting analysis on their results. Investigations comprise more than one area of the experimental design as extended class or lab activities.

These features provide a continuum of learning for students as they transition from junior to senior sciences.


What else to expect Outstanding visual design The use of carefully selected photos, illustrations and diagrams in an uncluttered, easy-to-follow layout makes this series accessible for all students. Concept maps in each chapter opener give students a visual overview of the chapter content and the practical use of colour-coding throughout makes it easy for both students and teachers to locate different types of activities or other pedagogical features. Authentic STEM activities Each content chapter encourages student collaboration and engagement by taking a hands-on, practical approach to incorporating STEM activities in the science classroom. Each STEM activity can be completed in one or two lessons using readily available materials, and covers at least two learning areas.

Innovative digital capabilities fully integrated with the Print Textbook Powered by Cambridge Edjin, the trusted teaching and learning platform that also powers Cambridge HOTmaths, this new series offers a new level of digital support. The Interactive Textbook engages today’s digital students through videos, interactive widgets, auto-marked quizzes, online Scorcher competition, answers for question sets, worksheets and more. When linked as a class to students using the Interactive Textbook, the Online Teaching Suite offers a powerful Learning Management System with comprehensive and time-saving reporting tools, a task manager, ready-made downloadable tests and a test generator.


A new level of digital support for students

The Interactive Textbook powered by Cambridge Edjin Powered by Cambridge Edjin, the trusted teaching and learning platform that also powers Cambridge HOTmaths, this new series offers a level of integrated digital support not available with any other science textbook for the Australian Curriculum.

Interactive features •

Auto-marked quizzes are available at the end of each section and include multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blanks and interactive questions.

Videos created in Australia summarise, clarify or extend student knowledge and are indicated by an icon in the print book.

Interactive widgets to demonstrate a concept are accompanied by a downloadable question set.

Workspaces allow students to enter their own working (including scientific notation) for all exercises directly into the Interactive Textbook. Answers can be typed, drawn or uploaded on a computer or tablet device.

Self-assessment tools allow students to check their answers, self-assess their working using a four-point scale and use a red flag to alert their teacher if they had trouble with a question.

Downloadable graded worksheets can be used for homework or in class.

Scorcher – our online timed competition – allows students to compete against each other and other schools.

Roll-over glossary definitions.

Access to the PDF Textbook, a downloadable version of the student text, with note-taking and bookmarking enabled.

The Interactive Textbook is available as a calendar-year subscription and is accessed online through Cambridge GO using a unique 16-character code supplied on purchase. It may be activated up to five times in non-concurrent years at no additional cost. The Interactive Textbook is provided with the printed text, or is available for purchase separately as a digital-only option.


A new level of digital support for teachers

The Online Teaching Suite The Online Teaching Suite combines the Interactive Textbook powered by Cambridge Edjin and its rich digital resources with a suite of supplementary resources and a powerful Learning Management System when linked to students using the Interactive Textbook in a class.

Te a c h e r s u p p o r t •

The Online Test Generator allows teachers to quickly create customised tests from a bank of questions. Teachers can also share their customised tests with others in the school, building a whole-school assessment bank. All tests can be printed or assigned online for automarking, and are suitable for assessment, homework tasks, practice quizzes and trial exams. Teachers also have access to two ready-made, downloadable tests per chapter with accompanying answer sheets.

The Task Manager function can be used to create a Quick task, a Directed task or a task Template. The Directed task option allows teachers to set an achievement benchmark for measurable activities that directs students on an activity sequence appropriate to their score. Templates for task sequences can be created and applied across a number of chapters and multiple classes, saving teachers time in allocating activities.

The Online Teaching Suite records student scores on quizzes, self-assessment scores and red flags raised by students in all sections, and end-of-chapter review questions. Reports on individual and class progress are available for download. Data from student Interactive Textbooks will directly feed to the Online Teaching Suite.

Access to student Workspaces entries allows for efficient and time-saving monitoring of work and provides students with the opportunity to alert teachers to problems with specific questions. Teachers can choose to give students access to the solutions for the exercises online and also provide feedback to individuals on specific questions.

A range of graded worksheets for developing both understanding and skills can be downloaded and used for homework or completed offline in class. Teacher also have access to the answers to the worksheet questions.

The Online Teaching Suite is accessed online through Cambridge GO. Your Cambridge Education Resources Consultant will provide access to the Online Teaching Suite if your school has purchased or booklisted one or more Cambridge courses. The Online Teaching Suite is also available for purchase separately and can be activated using the unique 16-character code supplied on purchase.


Contents Year 7

Year 8

Available August, 2020

Available October, 2020

1 Science skills

1 Being scientific

2 Classification

2 Cells

STEM: Applying biomimicry to solve a human problem 3 Interactions in ecosystems STEM: Designing a cane toad trap 4 Mixtures STEM: Cleaning up an oil spill 5 Planet Earth STEM: Simulating the orbit of planets in the inner solar system 6 Earth resources and management STEM: Diseases in water 7 Forces STEM: Designing and prototyping a ferry 8 Simple machines STEM: Designing and prototyping a mechanical arm

STEM: Design a city 3 Organ systems STEM: Clearing a blocked artery 4 Reproduction STEM: Artificial bees to save the planet 5 States of matter STEM: Prosthesis design 6 Particles STEM: Reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle 7 Chemical change STEM: Building a rocket 8 Rocks STEM: Underground bunkers and asteroids 9 Energy STEM: Wind power

Year 9

Year 10

Available October, 2020

Available September, 2020

1 Science and data

1 Conducting effective investigations

2 Homeostasis

2 Genetics

STEM: Simulating the transmission of disease 3 Response and control STEM: Texting and reaction times – what do the numbers say? 4 Ecosystems STEM: Saving an endangered species! 5 Atoms STEM: Designing and creating a product using bioplastics 6 Chemical reactions STEM: Baristas and the curdling milk problem 7 Our changing Earth STEM: Earthquake-proof structures 8 Transfer of energy STEM: Accessible musical instruments 9 Electricity STEM: Can you see the renewables?

STEM: Designing and prototyping an assistive device for individuals with a genetic disease 3 Evolution STEM: Designing a wheelchair to aid dogs with genetic problems 4 The periodic table STEM: Creating composite materials 5 Chemical reactions STEM: Designing airbags 6 The universe STEM: Creating a representation of our solar system to scale 7 Global systems STEM: Using aerial imagery to track environmental change 8 Energy STEM: Build a prototype to use the heat energy from the sun 9 Motion STEM: Transportation and energy usage

Contents are subject to change prior to publication.


Authors Gemma Dale (lead author)

Dr Eddy de Jong

is a senior biology teacher at a Brisbane school who has also taught chemistry and physics in the UK. She has a tertiary background in ecology and a Masters of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation. She has worked with the Department of Environment and Heritage in Australia as a bat and gecko ecologist. She has also completed an Education Doctorate (EdD) specialising in scientific literacy.

has been involved with Science and Physics education at the secondary and tertiary level for many years and is a successful author of numerous science and physics texts. He is passionate about seeing young minds engaging with science and physics and aims to instill in students a sense of curiosity whilst developing their critical thinking skills.

Evan Roberts Victoria Shaw has been committed to sharing her love for science with Year 7–12 students for the past 18 years and previously studied pharmacology. She was Head of Science at an independent school for several years and now volunteers as an assessor for the VCAA and IBO and runs workshops in biology and psychology.

is a keen biologist and prior to teaching worked in conservation and environmental management. He has taught in both public and private schools and is dedicated to instilling his passion for science into his students. He believes that education, just like science, should be dynamic, exciting and forever changing to keep up with the world around us.

Kerrie Ardley


has taught a variety of junior and senior Sciences throughout her teaching career. Currently, she is the Head of Psychology at an independent school. Kerrie enjoys seeing students learn through the connections between theory, practical work and the world around us.

Kerrianne Draper – Glasshouse Christian College

Emma Bone thrives on the dynamic and practical nature of science, which led her to a first class honours degree in Biomedical Science. Her desire to enable students to maximise their potential brought about a career as a science teacher in Australia and in the UK where she was also a chemistry specialist teaching both GCSE and A level courses.

Christopher Humphreys is currently Head of Mathematics and Physics at a tertiary college for international students. He graduated from Nottingham University in the UK and completed his MSc in Physics at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He has over thirty years’ experience as a teacher in public and private schools in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

Jenny Ritson – Glasshouse Christian College Sara Hensley – IES College Brodie Reid – Perth Modern School

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