New editions coming soon for 2021
Oxford Insight Science
for NSW
Stages 4 & 5
Student books | Skills and activity books | Digital resources

Develop science skills for HSC success from day one

Oxford Insight Science for NSW 2E provides a clear pathway to Stage 6 success with an explicit focus on scientific skill development. All tasks and activities are skill focused and framed using NESA keywords, aligning the series with the requirements of the new Senior Science syllabi.

New stage-based resources

The series provides a scaffolded approach to skill development across two stage-based volumes, providing excellent value while introducing students to the structure of the HSC and giving teachers the flexibility to teach the syllabus in the order that best suits their class.

Comprehensive support

Key investigations are supported by targeted instructional videos. These videos can be used by schools requiring additional resources to perform experiments and also help support students who miss experiment days. Low-tech practicals are included to support classes without lab access.

Key features of the Student books

Oxford Insight Science for NSW 2E Student books feature a simple, engaging design with targeted on-page features that support student understanding and progression.

Each Student book:

Provides tasks and activities that are explicitly skill focused and framed using NESA keywords, aligning the series with the new Senior Science syllabi.

Features a Working scientifically chapter to teach and clarify key science skills throughout each Stage.

Provides margin glossary definitions for clarification of key terms at the point of learning.

Supports differentiation through Skill builder questions that are scaffolded to target key science skills from the syllabus.

Offers Check your learning questions to review student progress and provide opportunities for extension.

Includes NSW-specific case studies to encourage the real world application of key concepts and skills.

Presents key subject matter using clear, accessible, instructional language and engaging visuals.

Contains a student reseach project chapter to provide guidance and support throughout the research project.

Coming in November 2020

Oxford Insight Science for NSW

Stage 4 2E

Oxford Insight Science for NSW 2E resources are published in stage-based volumes, providing excellent value while introducing students to the structure of the HSC.

Stage-based resources provide you with the flexibility to teach the syllabus in the order that you want, confident that your students have access to complete coverage of syllabus content.

Oxford Insight Science for NSW
Stage 4 2E

Student book + obook assess
Print book with 24 months digital access.
Oxford Insight Science for NSW
Stage 4 2E

Student obook assess
Includes 24 months digital access
Oxford Insight Science for NSW
Stage 4 2E

Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access for the life of the edition.
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.
Chapter 1 Working Scientifically
PHYSICAL WORLD
Chapter 2 Forces (PW1)
Chapter 3 Fields (PW2)
Chapter 4 Energy (PW3)
Chapter 5 Energy efficiency (PW4)
EARTH AND SPACE
Chapter 6 The changing Earth (ES1)
Chapter 7 Earth, Sun and Moon (ES2)
Chapter 8 The Earth’s resources (ES3)
Chapter 9 Water (ES4)
LIVING WORLD
Chapter 10 Classification (LW1)
Chapter 11 Cells (LW2)
Chapter 12 Functioning organisms (LW3)
Chapter 13 Health science (LW4)
Chapter 14 Sustainable ecosystems (LW5)
CHEMICAL WORLD
Chapter 15 The nature of matter (CW1)
Chapter 16 Elements and compounds (CW2)
Chapter 17 Mixtures (CW3)
Chapter 18 Chemical change (CW4)
Chapter 19 Student research project
Chapter 20 Investigations
Glossary
Index
Insight History Stage 4 Student book
Title Oxford Insight Science for NSW Stage 4 2E
Student book + obook assess
ISBN 9780190327729
Available November 2020
Price $89.95
Coming in November 2020

Oxford Insight Science for NSW

Stage 5 2E

Oxford Insight Science for NSW 2E resources are published in stage-based volumes, providing excellent value while introducing students to the structure of the HSC.

Stage-based resources provide you with the flexibility to teach the syllabus in the order that you want, confident that your students have access to complete coverage of syllabus content.

Oxford Insight Science for NSW
Stage 5 2E

Student book + obook assess
Print book with 24 months digital access.
Oxford Insight Science for NSW
Stage 5 2E

Student obook assess
Includes 24 months digital access.
Oxford Insight Science for NSW
Stage 5 2E

Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access for the life of the edition.
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.
Chapter 1 Working Scientifically
PHYSICAL WORLD
Chapter 2 Wave and particle models (PW1)
Chapter 3 Objects in motion (PW2)
Chapter 4 Electricity (PW3)
Chapter 5 Energy conservation (PW4)
EARTH AND SPACE
Chapter 6 The Universe (ES1)
Chapter 7 Plate Tectonics (ES2)
Chapter 8 Global systems (ES3)
LIVING WORLD
Chapter 9 Body systems and responses (LW1)
Chapter 10 Managing ecosystems (LW2)
Chapter 11 Genetics and biotechnology (LW3)
Chapter 12 Evolution (LW4)
CHEMICAL WORLD
Chapter 13 Inside the atom (CW1)
Chapter 14 The Periodic table (CW2)
Chapter 15 Chemical reactions (CW3)
Chapter 16 Using chemistry (CW4)
Chapter 17 Student research project
Chapter 18 Investigations
Glossary
Index
Insight History Stage 5 Student book
Title Oxford Insight Science for NSW Stage 5 2E
Student book + obook assess
ISBN 9780190327781
Available November 2020
Price $89.95
Coming in December 2020

Oxford Insight Science
for NSW 2E

Stage 4 & 5 Skills and activity books

Oxford Insight Science for NSW Skills and activity books are designed to help students revise course material and explore opportunities for extension.

With an engaging design, full-colour photos and relevant scientific diagrams throughout, these write-in workbooks provide students with additional tools to develop their understanding of the key science skills.

Key features:

  • Literacy builder activities develop students’ vocabulary, speaking, comprehension and writing skills
  • Questioning and predicting activities develop the skills required to identify questions, make predictions and form hypotheses
  • Planning investigations nurture understanding of identifying/controlling variables, fair tests, risk assessments, individual and collaborative work, lab settings, equipment and materials
  • Conducting investigations activities develop students’ abilities to follow procedure, perform roles safely, record data accurately, assess the method and identify improvements
  • Processing and analysing data and information tasks build students’ skills in summarising and organising data, extracting information from visual representations, performing simple calculations and proposing inferences based on data
  • Problem solving activities coach students to suggest possible solutions, evaluate claims and solve inadequacies in data collection or analysis
  • Communicating activities introduce students to writing scientifically, presenting results and information and using different formats to communicate
  • Skills lab practical activities and investigations give students an opportunity to apply critical thinking, inquiry skills or design/adapt an experiment
  • Handy hints provide tips on how to approach different skills, remember key information and interpret data.

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Oxford Insight Science for NSW Stage 4 2E Skills and activity book
Title Oxford Insight Science for NSW Stage 4 2E
Skills and activity book
ISBN 9780190327736
Available December 2020
Price $34.95
Oxford Insight Science for NSW Stage 5 2E Skills and activity book
Title Oxford Insight Science for NSW Stage 5 2E
Skills and activity book
ISBN 9780190327798
Available November 2020
Price $34.95

Markbook: new in 2021

Assess

Every chapter of Oxford Insight Science for NSW 2E is supported by quizzes that assess students' level of understanding, monitor progress and track engagement.



Track

The new Markbook feature enables teachers to:

  • filter online test and quiz results by class or group
  • add results from self-administered tests
  • add comments
  • focus on teaching – administration is taken care of!

Report

New enhanced reporting features include HTML or PDF student progress reports containing all test results, quiz results and comments.






Oxford Insight Science for NSW 2E offers comprehensive digital support for students and teachers, including worksheets, sample data and experiments with supporting videos.

Market-leading digital assessment features include pre-tests, post-tests, differentiated activities and advanced tracking and reporting tools (including sophisticated markbook functionality).

Resources for students

Students receive:

  • a complete digital version of the Student book with note-taking and bookmarking functionality
  • targeted instructional videos for key investigations
  • low-tech practicals to support classes without lab access
  • engaging worksheets for every chapter, designed to consolidate and extend understanding on key points from the syllabus
  • interactive activities to consolidate student understanding of key content
  • chapter reviews with additional questions to further consolidate understanding and practice key skills
  • auto-marking multiple-choice quizzes
  • free Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary look-up feature
  • weblinks
  • flashcard glossaries.

Resources for teachers

In addition to the student resources, each Teacher obook offers:

  • detailed course planners, teaching programs and lesson plans
  • answers for every question in the Student book
  • write-in worksheets, risk assessments and lab tech notes for every investigation
  • differentiated checkpoint worksheets to suit different abilities and learning styles
  • printable (and editable) class tests with answers for every chapter.

  • With Teacher obook assess, teachers can also set up classes, assign work, monitor student progress and graph results.

Meet our expert
author team

Oxford's experienced author team bring their unparalleled expertise to the new editions of Oxford Insight Science for NSW.

Melinda Mestre is a well-respected secondary school educator, with over 10 years’ experience. She has held roles as Head of Science and Assistant Head of Science focused on programming and assessment in schools within the Independent Schools sector. She teaches HSC Chemistry and NESA Stage 4 and 5 Science at St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Sydney and within her current role, Melinda delivers curriculum using the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.

She also consults for organisations, both nationally and internationally, in examination authoring and scrutineering. Melinda currently sits on the AISNSW Science Professional Learning Advisory Committee, focusing on teacher professional development within the Independent Schools sector.

Lily has been an educator for 20 years and has experience teaching Science 7-10, Physics and Chemistry. Lily has worked as Head of Science at a private school for four years, and now currently works as a Science, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Christian Brothers high school Lewisham. Lily has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Physical Chemistry and a Master of Teaching Secondary. Her research was published, focusing on nanotubes.

Tim Sloane has been an educator for 16 years. He is currently the Head Teacher Science of a large Sydney based High School with extensive experience teaching Science 7-10 and Stage 6 Biology. Tim has also had many years’ experience as an HSC marker and as part of the standards setting operation. Tim has also previously worked as a Research Scientist providing him with a unique insight into the real-life application of science.

Helen is the Head of Programs at STEAM-focused Casey Tech School and has been teaching for over 20 years. 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. Helen 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.

Helen has a wealth of experience writing and reviewing and is an active participant in the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), Australian School Science Information Support for Teachers and Technicians (ASSIST) and Science Teachers Association Victoria (STAV).

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