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Resources for Years 7 to 10

Brighter thinking for a better future

Inspire today’s science students with resources that truly address the requirements of the curriculum, provide much needed support for implementing STEM in the classroom, help to engage every student in science, and include valuable digital resources that genuinely enhance science teaching and learning.

Why choose Cambridge Science:

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Differentiated learning and a wide range of activities

Quick checks and Explore activities throughout will engage, support and extend every Year 7–10 student. Try this activities help explain and revise concepts and data questions available at the end of each chapter encourage students to apply their understanding. Graded, downloadable worksheets are also available in each section.

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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.

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Specifically written for Queensland students

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 who is well qualified to develop a series to effectively engage Year 7–10 students and prepare them for QCE science studies.

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Prepares students for QCE Science studies

Cognitive verbs and Marzano’s Taxonomy for science courses are used in preparation for the QCE system and to improve student thinking. Data questions and Investigations provided throughout allow valuable skill development for assessment in senior sciences.

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Outstanding visual design

Carefully selected photos, illustrations and diagrams provide an uncluttered, easy-to-follow layout. Concept maps 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.

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Authentic STEM activities

A hands-on, practical approach to incorporating STEM activities in the science classroom encourages student engagement. Each STEM activity can be completed in one or two lessons using readily available materials, and addresses a real-world problem.

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Innovative digital capabilities fully integrated with the Print Textbook

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. 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.

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Authentic STEM activities

Every content chapter encourages student collaboration and engagement. Each STEM activity covers at least two learning areas and can be completed in one or two lessons using readily available materials.

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A range of engaging activities to support and extend every student

‘Try this’ ‘Quick check’ ‘Explore!’ ‘Did you know?’ Plus at least 50 pracs per year level integrated throughout the chapter and available for download in the Interactive Textbook.

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Best-practice science teaching methods

Claim Evidence Reasoning framework is utilised throughout the practical activities to develop students’ scientific literacy.

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End of Section questions

Questions are categorised into Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analysing and Evaluating, and can be answered online in the interactive textbook and self-assessed.

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Graded, downloadable worksheets

Worksheets are available for download in the Interactive Textbook. Teachers also have access to suggested response sheets.

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Compelling video content 

Videos summarise, clarify or extend student knowledge and are indicated by an icon in the print textbook and embedded in the Interactive Textbook.

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A fully integrated Interactive Textbook and Online Teaching Suite

Innovative digital capabilities, powered by Cambridge Edjin, include widgets, videos, auto-marked quizzes, Scorcher, a rollover glossary, 'Workspaces' and self-assessment tools, and much more...