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Science Quest 9 and EBookPLUS : Australian Curriculum Edition : Science Quest Series : Book 44 - Graeme Lofts

Science Quest 9 and EBookPLUS : Australian Curriculum Edition

Science Quest Series : Book 44

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Published: 15th December 2011
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Science Quest 9 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

About eBookPLUS vii

About this book viii

Preface x

Acknowledgements xi

1 Science is . . . 2

1.1 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

In the shoes of scientists 4

1.2 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Accidents and observations 6

1.3 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

A question of ethics 8

1.4 Your own investigation 10

1.5 Case study 16

1.6 Using spreadsheets 18

1.7 Using data loggers 22

1.8 Using databases 26

Study checklist/ICT 28

Looking back 29

2 Learning with your brain in mind 30

2.1 Getting in touch with your brain 32

2.2 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

The sights and sounds of learning 37

2.3 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Getting emotional 41

2.4 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Remember me? 46

2.5 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Myths, moods and foods 50

2.6 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Sleep on it 54

2.7 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

The teen brain 58

2.8 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Drugs on your brain? 61

2.9 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Opening up your brain 67

2.10 THINKING TOOLS

Visual thinking tools 71

Study checklist/ICT 73

Looking back 74

3 Control and coordination 76

3.1 Respiratory and circulatory systems 78

3.2 Essential intake 84

3.3 Digestion and excretory systems 91

3.4 Getting the message 97

3.5 Coordination and control 104

3.6 Nervous system — fast control 109

3.7 Endocrine system — slow control 113

3.8 Living warehouses 118

3.9 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Getting back in control 123

3.10 THINKING TOOLS

Relations diagrams and mind maps 126

Study checklist/ICT 128

Looking back 129

4 The body at war 130

4.1 Catch us if you can 132

4.2 Invasion! Alien alert! 136

4.3 Medieval medicine 140

4.4 Zooming in — micro tales 144

4.5 Zooming in — nano news 148

4.6 Outbreak 151

4.7 Putting up defences 155

4.8 Choosing immunisation 159

4.9 Travel bugs 165

4.10 Our noble Nobels 167

4.11 THINKING TOOLS

Cycle maps and relations diagrams 171

Study checklist/ICT 173

Looking back 174

5 Ecosystems — flow of energy and matter 176

5.1 Systems: Ecosystems 178

5.2 Mapping ecosystems 183

5.3 Plant organisation 189

5.4 Plant responses 196

5.5 Photosynthesis 200

5.6 Cellular respiration 207

5.7 Sustainable ecosystems 213

5.8 Changes in populations 218

5.9 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Dealing with drought 223

5.10 Fire proof? 227

5.11 THINKING TOOLS

SWOT analyses and fi shbone diagrams 231

Study checklist/ICT 233

Looking back 234

ICT activity:

Blast off! 236

6 Inside the atom 238

6.1 Chemical building blocks 240

6.2 Stability and change: Inside the nucleus 242

6.3 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Using radioactivity 246

6.4 THINKING TOOLS

Concept maps and plus, minus, interesting charts 250

Study checklist/ICT 252

Looking back 253

7 Chemical reactions 254

7.1 Rearrange those atoms 256

7.2 Matter and energy: Chemical reactions and energy 258

7.3 Acids and bases 262

7.4 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Acid rain 268

7.5 Combustion reactions 270

7.6 THINKING TOOLS

Matrixes and plus, minus, interesting charts 272

Study checklist/ICT 274

Looking back 275

ICT activity:

ChemQuiz! 276

8 The dynamic Earth 278

8.1 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

The Earth's crust 280

8.2 Stability and change: Plate tectonics 282

8.3 Rocks under pressure 286

8.4 Shake, rattle and roll 289

8.5 Mountains of fi re 293

8.6 THINKING TOOLS

Affi nity diagrams and double bubble maps 296

Study checklist/ICT 298

Looking back 299

ICT activity:

Disaster-proof 300

9 Energy transmission 302

9.1 Matter and energy: Making waves 304

9.2 Sound waves on the move 306

9.3 Hearing sound 308

9.4 The electromagnetic spectrum 312

9.5 Light energy 314

9.6 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Seeing the light 320

9.7 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

We're on the air 326

9.8 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

The digital revolution 328

9.9 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Long-distance communication 331

9.10 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Super 'scope 334

9.11 THINKING TOOLS

Plus, minus, interesting charts and target maps 336

Study checklist/ICT 338

Looking back 338

ICT activity:

Did you hear that? 340

10 Heat and electricity 342

10.1 Heat: energy in transit 344

10.2 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Staying cool 349

10.3 Electricity in transit 351

10.4 A light in the dark 356

10.5 Series and parallel circuits 358

10.6 Scale and measurement: Made to measure 361

10.7 Electricity in a packet 365

10.8 Driving on batteries 367

10.9 A question of resistance 369

10.10 SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Electricity at home 372

10.11 THINKING TOOLS

Concept maps and fl owcharts 375

Study checklist/ICT 377

Looking back 378

ICT activity:

Go-Go Gadget online shop 380

eBookpllus 11 Forensics

eBookpllus 12 Psychology

Glossary 382

Index 394

ISBN: 9781742461427
ISBN-10: 1742461425
Series: Science Quest for Aust Curriculum Series
Audience: Primary / High School
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 15th December 2011
Edition Number: 1