Years 7–10

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science education

Embrace STEAM education in your classroom

STEAM is an integrated learning approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics that encourages students to apply creative solutions to real-world problems.

In an Australian first, the Victorian and Australian Curriculum editions of Oxford Science 7–10, Oxford Humanities 7–10, and Oxford Maths 7–10 each feature fully scaffolded, curriculum-aligned STEAM projects at each year level.

Take the hard work out of cross-curricular projects

Each project has been designed to meaningfully cover Science, Humanities and Maths content, and is accompanied by a comprehensive suite of teacher resources, including videos, teacher notes, implementation advice and assessment.

Empower students to become curious learners

STEAM projects encourage students to work collaboratively, make connections between learning areas, and use design thinking to solve real-world problems.

Gain the confidence to run STEAM classes

Supported by a wealth of digital teacher resources and guidance to design thinking pedagogy, STEAM projects provide teachers with comprehensive support and flexibility for implementation.

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Cross-curricular learning through STEAM

STEAM expert Helen Silvester, Humanities educator Katrina Davey and Maths educator Edward Shin discuss a cross-curricular approach to delivering STEAM.

New resources featuring cross-curricular STEAM projects:

Oxford Science 7–10
Australian Curriculum

Oxford HASS 7–10
Australian Curriculum

Oxford Maths 7–10
Australian Curriculum

Oxford Science 7–10
Victorian Curriculum 2E

Oxford Humanities 7–10
Victorian Curriculum 2E

Oxford Maths 7–10
Victorian Curriculum

Helen Silvester and other leading Australian educators on the evolution of science education

Science education has significantly changed in Australia in the last 20 years. Prior to 2000, science education was focused on providing explanations for the scientific phenomena that students might observe in their everyday life. Esteemed science educators Helen Silvester, Melinda Mestre and Carolyn Drenen explore the changing face of science education in Australia.

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Meet our author team

You can trust our expert authors and multi-award winning publishing team to provide the tools and resources you need to prepare your Years 7–10 students for VCE success.

Helen Silvester is Director at the STEAM-focused Casey Tech School. She has been an educator for over 20 years and has held Head of Science positions in a number of schools. She was shortlisted for the 2014 and 2017 Prime Minister’s Secondary Science Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools and was Victoria's representative for the BHP Billiton Science Teachers Awards.

Katrina Davey is an accomplished VCE History and Geography teacher. She has a passion for developing curriculum and has lead Humanities faculties at numerous Victorian schools. Katrina has shown a strong commitment to the History Teachers' Association of Victoria (HTAV), writing VCE textbooks and examination materials, presenting regularly at conferences and mentoring History teachers. She enjoys contributing to education periodicals and in 2017 led a successful History curriculum project awarded the Victorian State Winner of the Federal Government's Anzac Day School's Award.
Katrina was part of the consultation process for the Australian Curriculum for Geography and strongly advocates the importance of all Humanities disciplines.

Edward Shin teaches physics and mathematics. He believes that pupils should learn about the magnificence of pure mathematics and science as well as their social applications, and that rivalry between the ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ sides should not detract from education. His interest in both sides is shown by his stints in academic research (astrophysics), and then in public policy (transport and biotechnology), before he joined the teaching profession. Edward is Head of Mathematics at a leading Melbourne government school. He has also worked in examination development and assessment for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

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