Oxford Big Ideas Science 10 AC Teacher Kit + obook/assess
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obook assess teacher is the obook student text enhanced with additional teacher-focused functionality. It provides complete instructional clarity and tailored instruction. The accompanying assess tool enables teachers to schedule tests, view class progress and results and create reports.
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- includes pages from the student textbook with wraparound teaching notes
- outlines Australian curriculum grids and curriculum links covered by activities and sections of the student textbook
- contains a wealth of practical teaching ideas, strategies and activities directly related to content in the student book and designed to enhance learning in the classroom
- includes answers and suggested responses to all activities in the student textbook and workbook
- includes practical and safety-related support for all experiments and practical activities to ensure schools comply with regulations while students achieve success
- links to obook interactives, videos and relevant weblinks
- includes access to the student obook and interactive workbook
What is The Australian Curriculum: Science?
1 Objects in motion
BIG IDEA: Forces and motion
1.1 What are the characteristics of movement?
1.2 How do force and mass affect movement?
1.3 What happens in collisions?
2 The Universe: Past, present and future
BIG IDEA: Systems in space
2.1 How did we find out about the Universe?
2.2 What is happening in the Universe?
2.3 How is the Universe changing?
3 Global systems
BIG IDEA: Dynamic Earth
3.1 What are Eath's major interactions?
3.2 How does matter cycle on Earth?
3.3 How do humans impact the environment?
4 Genetic inheritance
BIG IDEA: Diversity and evolution
4.1 What is DNA?
4.2 How is DNA inherited?
4.3 How do humans use their understanding of genetics?
5 The origin of species
BIG IDEA: Diversity and evolution
5.1 How do we explain biodiversity?
5.2 How do species evolve?
5.3 How do we interpret evidence?
6 Organising elements
BIG IDEA: Properties and structure
6.1 Why do we organise elements?
6.2 How are the elements organised?
6.3 How are properties linked to atomic structure?
7. Using chemistry
BIG IDEA: Interaction and change
7.1 How do we use the products of chemical reactions?
7.2 How can we control the speed of chemical reactions?
7.3 What are the risks of using chemicals?
Michelle Moore has worked as a Laboratory Technician in schools for the past 15 years and is currently employed at Mentone Girls’ Grammar School in this role. Prior to this, Michelle worked as a Laboratory Technician in various organisations and has completed an Associate Diploma in Food Technology at Moorabbin TAFE.
Geoff Quinton was one of the team of writers for the Australian Curriculum Science and in 2010 was Senior Project Officer for Science at ACARA, overseeing the final revisions of the F-10 Curriculum. Geoff has taught science in England and Australia for 22 years, including as a head of learning area. He has produced digital learning materials for senior secondary chemistry courses, and has been an examiner for TEE and WACE examinations. He is an active member of the Science Teachers Association of WA and has been an ASTA councilor. He currently coordinates work between the sectors of education in WA supporting Australian Curriculum implementation. Geoff is an author and series consultant of the Oxford Big Ideas Science Australian Curriculum series.
Helen Silvester is Head of Science at Mentone Girls’ Grammar School. After completing several years of research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Helen entered the world of teaching. She has maintained her passion for all areas of Science and 18 years of teaching has allowed her to harness her creativity and made her realise how much more she wants to discover. She has been a contributor to the Oxford Big Ideas Science Australian Curriculum series.
Nick Howes is a teacher of Science and Physics at Caulfield Grammar School. He is currently the Learning Area Leader for Senior Science at the Caulfield Campus and is responsible for the implementation of the Science curriculum for years 10 to 12. Nick has had extensive experience teaching Science in a range of schools both in Australia and the UK. He is also a VCE assessor and has worked as the Assistant Chief Assessor for Physics.
These course planners, using ACARA documentation as a basis, are general Australian Curriculum scope and sequence charts to help you with your Science planning requirements.
Science course planner
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