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Jacaranda Science Quest 7 Australian Curriculum 3e learnON & print

Jacaranda Science Quest 7 Australian Curriculum 3e learnON & print

ISBN 9780730347002
Edition 3
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Publisher Jacaranda
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Overview

Overview viii

Preface x

Acknowledgements xi

1 Science is … 1

1.1 Overview 1

1.2 Science is … everywhere! 3

1.3 The science laboratory 7

1.4 Detective skills 15

1.5 Keeping things under control 17

1.6 Analysing data 22

1.7 Reporting on investigations 26

1.8 Project: Bigger, better beans 34

1.9 Review 36

2 Learning keys 41

2.1 Overview 41

2.2 Tinkering with your toolbox

2.3 Intelligence multiplied

2.4 Thinking keys

2.5 Learning together

2.6 Unlocking learning

2.7 Question keys

2.8 ‘See Quest’ tools

2.9 Cluster maps and concept maps

2.10 Feeding your brain

2.11 Discovering your brain

2.12 Review

3 Classification 44

3.1 Overview 44

3.2 Patterns, order and organisation 46

3.3 Unlocking meaning—patterns in scientific language 54

3.4 Unlocking patterns in scientific names 59

3.5 Keys to unlock identity 64

3.6 Which animal? 72

3.7 Got a backbone! 76

3.8 Mammals 80

3.9 No backbone! 86

3.10 Zooming in … human endeavours into classification 92

3.11 Which plant? 95

3.12 Gumnut babies 102

3.13 Plants no more! 106

3.14 Tree maps, mind maps and Venn diagrams 109

3.15 Project: Snakes alive! 110

3.16 Review 111

4 Ecosystems: Interactions and relationships 116

4.1 Overview 116

4.2 Systems: Ecosystems 118

4.3 Ecosystems need relationships 125

4.4 Food chains and food webs 133

4.5 Angiosperm interactions 139

4.6 Another beanstalk story 145

4.7 Bush tucker 149

4.8 Recycle me! 153

4.9 Unbalanced ecosystems 160

4.10 Living in a greenhouse 168

4.11 Ecological footprints 172

4.12 What a load of rubbish! 175

4.13 Water aware? 180

4.14 Going, going, gone! 186

4.15 Relations, diagrams and algorithms 191

4.16 Project: Small acts, big changes 192

4.17 Review 193

5 Separating mixtures 199

5.1 Overview 199

5.2 What’s in a fizzy drink? 201

5.3 Kept in suspension 204

5.4 Separating blood 208

5.5 Separating solutions 211

5.6 Systems: Down the S-bend 218

5.7 Fit to drink? 220

5.8 Essential separation 223

5.9 Essential recycling 227

5.10 Single bubble maps and flowcharts 230

5.11 Project: The diamond flush 232

5.12 Review 233

6 The Earth in space 237

6.1 Overview 237

6.2 Sunrise, sunset 239

6.3 The moon 243

6.4 Systems: Phases of the moon 245

6.5 A lunar attraction 248

6.6 Lunar and solar eclipses 250

6.7 Explaining the night sky 255

6.8 Mind maps and tree maps 260

6.9 Project: Australia 50 million years BC 262

6.10 Review 264

7 Precious resources 267

7.1 Overview 267

7.2 The riches below 268

7.3 Fossil fuels 271

7.4 Make mine renewable 276

7.5 Stability and change: Water — the liquid of life 278

7.6 Managing water wisely 282

7.7 Soil — it’s worth conserving 285

7.8 Rising salt 288

7.9 Matrixes and plus, minus, interesting charts 292

7.10 Review 294

8 Forces in action 297

8.1 Overview 297

8.2 On the move 299

8.3 A magnetic attraction 302

8.4 All charged up 311

8.5 Scale and measurement 316

8.6 Friction — friend or foe? 323

8.7 Keeping afloat 330

8.8 Staying safe 332

8.9 Cluster maps and single bubble maps 336

8.10 Review 338

9 A world of machines 342

9.1 Overview 342

9.2 A helping hand 344

9.3 Pushing uphill 350

9.4 Systems: Wheels and axles in a spin 353

9.5 Getting into gear 358

9.6 Compound machines 361

9.7 Single bubble maps and Venn diagrams 367

9.8 Project: Paper, Scissors, Robot 369

9.9 Review 370

Glossary 373

Index 384

Overview

Overview viii

Preface x

Acknowledgements xi

1 Science is … 1

1.1 Overview 1

1.2 Science is … everywhere! 3

1.3 The science laboratory 7

1.4 Detective skills 15

1.5 Keeping things under control 17

1.6 Analysing data 22

1.7 Reporting on investigations 26

1.8 Project: Bigger, better beans 34

1.9 Review 36

2 Learning keys 41

2.1 Overview 41

2.2 Tinkering with your toolbox

2.3 Intelligence multiplied

2.4 Thinking keys

2.5 Learning together

2.6 Unlocking learning

2.7 Question keys

2.8 ‘See Quest’ tools

2.9 Cluster maps and concept maps

2.10 Feeding your brain

2.11 Discovering your brain

2.12 Review

3 Classification 44

3.1 Overview 44

3.2 Patterns, order and organisation 46

3.3 Unlocking meaning—patterns in scientific language 54

3.4 Unlocking patterns in scientific names 59

3.5 Keys to unlock identity 64

3.6 Which animal? 72

3.7 Got a backbone! 76

3.8 Mammals 80

3.9 No backbone! 86

3.10 Zooming in … human endeavours into classification 92

3.11 Which plant? 95

3.12 Gumnut babies 102

3.13 Plants no more! 106

3.14 Tree maps, mind maps and Venn diagrams 109

3.15 Project: Snakes alive! 110

3.16 Review 111

4 Ecosystems: Interactions and relationships 116

4.1 Overview 116

4.2 Systems: Ecosystems 118

4.3 Ecosystems need relationships 125

4.4 Food chains and food webs 133

4.5 Angiosperm interactions 139

4.6 Another beanstalk story 145

4.7 Bush tucker 149

4.8 Recycle me! 153

4.9 Unbalanced ecosystems 160

4.10 Living in a greenhouse 168

4.11 Ecological footprints 172

4.12 What a load of rubbish! 175

4.13 Water aware? 180

4.14 Going, going, gone! 186

4.15 Relations, diagrams and algorithms 191

4.16 Project: Small acts, big changes 192

4.17 Review 193

5 Separating mixtures 199

5.1 Overview 199

5.2 What’s in a fizzy drink? 201

5.3 Kept in suspension 204

5.4 Separating blood 208

5.5 Separating solutions 211

5.6 Systems: Down the S-bend 218

5.7 Fit to drink? 220

5.8 Essential separation 223

5.9 Essential recycling 227

5.10 Single bubble maps and flowcharts 230

5.11 Project: The diamond flush 232

5.12 Review 233

6 The Earth in space 237

6.1 Overview 237

6.2 Sunrise, sunset 239

6.3 The moon 243

6.4 Systems: Phases of the moon 245

6.5 A lunar attraction 248

6.6 Lunar and solar eclipses 250

6.7 Explaining the night sky 255

6.8 Mind maps and tree maps 260

6.9 Project: Australia 50 million years BC 262

6.10 Review 264

7 Precious resources 267

7.1 Overview 267

7.2 The riches below 268

7.3 Fossil fuels 271

7.4 Make mine renewable 276

7.5 Stability and change: Water — the liquid of life 278

7.6 Managing water wisely 282

7.7 Soil — it’s worth conserving 285

7.8 Rising salt 288

7.9 Matrixes and plus, minus, interesting charts 292

7.10 Review 294

8 Forces in action 297

8.1 Overview 297

8.2 On the move 299

8.3 A magnetic attraction 302

8.4 All charged up 311

8.5 Scale and measurement 316

8.6 Friction — friend or foe? 323

8.7 Keeping afloat 330

8.8 Staying safe 332

8.9 Cluster maps and single bubble maps 336

8.10 Review 338

9 A world of machines 342

9.1 Overview 342

9.2 A helping hand 344

9.3 Pushing uphill 350

9.4 Systems: Wheels and axles in a spin 353

9.5 Getting into gear 358

9.6 Compound machines 361

9.7 Single bubble maps and Venn diagrams 367

9.8 Project: Paper, Scissors, Robot 369

9.9 Review 370

Glossary 373

Index 384

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