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Jacaranda Core Science Stage 5 NSW Australian Curriculum 2E LearnON & Print

Jacaranda Core Science Stage 5 NSW Australian Curriculum 2E LearnON & Print
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Warnant
ISBN13 9780730347576
Pub date November 2017
Pages 680
RRP $94.95
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Jacaranda Core Science Stage 5 NSW Ac 2e learnON & Print
This combined print and digital title provides 100% coverage of the NSW Australian curriculum for Science.

The textbook comes with a complimentary activation code for learnON, the immersive digital learning platform that replaces eBookPLUS in 2018. With learnON, students enjoy:

  • media, such as videos and interactivities, directly embedded within the reading content (no more opening in a separate browser tab!)
  • the ability to personalise their digital title through notes, highlighting and favourites
  • interactive questions for every topic, with feedback for every question
  • a dashboard showing individual progress and results


For teachers, learnON includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers, curriculum grids and work programs—no separate eGuide purchase is required.

To complement the Core Science series, assessON Core Science is available for Stage 4 and Stage 5.

About this book ix

Acknowledgements xii

1 All Under Control 1

1.1 Overview 1

1.2 Systems keeping cells alive 3

1.3 Keeping things balanced 8

1.4 Detecting change 11

1.5 Fast control! 16

1.6 Brain power 22

1.7 Scientific research — spinal injuries 25

1.8 Slow control 32

1.9 Hormones and reproduction 34

1.10 Review 39

2 Medical Science 43

2.1 Overview 43

2.2 Catch us if you can 45

2.3 Healthy living 49

2.4 Putting up defences 55

2.5 Immunity 58

2.6 Increasing immunisation rates 63

2.7 Epidemic alert 66

2.8 Controlling fertility 71

2.9 Reproductive technology 77

2.10 Reproduction in the news 82

2.11 Review 85

3 Electricity at Work 90

3.1 Overview 90

3.2 Electric circuits 92

3.3 Electricity at home 106

3.4 Meeting our future electricity needs 117

3.5 Project: Go-Go Gadget online shop 128

3.6 Review 129

4 Invisible Waves 134

4.1 Overview 134

4.2 Waves — carriers of energy 136

4.3 Light 149

4.4 Colour vision 158

4.5 The communication revolution 169

4.6 Project: Did you hear that? 184

4.7 Review 185

5 Chemistry — the Inside Story 190

5.1 Overview 190

5.2 Chemical building blocks 192

5.3 All charged up! 195

5.4 Searching for patterns 200

5.5 Periodic patterns 204

5.6 Ionic compounds 208

5.7 Covalent compounds 212

5.8 Finding the right formula 215

5.9 Project: The mystery metal 219

5.10 Review 221

6 Radioactivity: A Two-Edged Sword 225

6.1 Overview 225

6.2 Pioneers of radiation 227

6.3 Radioactive isotopes 230

6.4 Radiation 235

6.5 Helpful radiation 239

6.6 Energy from the atom 243

6.7 The dark side of radiation 248

6.8 Review 254

7 Chemical Reactions 258

7.1 Overview 258

7.2 Describing chemical reactions 260

7.3 The language of chemical equations 263

7.4 Hot and cold changes 266

7.5 Acids and bases 271

7.6 Salty substances 277

7.7 Precipitation reactions 280

7.8 Metal displacement reactions 283

7.9 Reactions everywhere! 285

7.10 Seeing the light! 289

7.11 Taking care with chemicals 292

7.12 Project: ChemQuiz! 297

7.13 Review 298

8 The Dynamic Earth 302

8.1 Overview 302

8.2 Continents on the move 303

8.3 Plate tectonics 307

8.4 Rocks under pressure 313

8.5 Shake, rattle and roll! 317

8.6 Mountains of fire 324

8.7 Project: Disaster-proof 332

8.8 Review 334

9 On the Move 337

9.1 Overview 337

9.2 How far is it? 338

9.3 Ready, set, go! 342

9.4 Speed up, slow down 351

9.5 Inertia — Newton’s first law 353

9.6 Acceleration and Newton’s second law 357

9.7 Forces in pairs — Newton’s third law 360

9.8 Making cars safer 363

9.9 Project: Rock’n’roller-coaster 366

9.10 Review 368

10 The Mysterious Universe 372

10.1 Overview 372

10.2 Stars and constellations 374

10.3 The life cycle of stars 380

10.4 The Milky Way and beyond 385

10.5 Eyes on the skies 391

10.6 The evolving universe 396

10.7 Review 403

11 Genetics 406

11.1 Overview 406

11.2 It’s in the genes  408

11.3 Cell division 413

11.4 It all started with peas 419

11.5 Different in so many ways 422

11.6 DNA: the blueprint of life 428

11.7 Mutations 434

11.8 Genetics at work 438

11.9 Manipulating DNA 443

11.10 Send in the clones 448

11.11 Project: The gene lab 452

11.12 Review 453

12 Life Goes On 458

12.1 Overview 458

12.2 Life has changed 460

12.3 Tracks through time 464

12.4 Analysing the fossil record 469

12.5 The theory of evolution 473

12.6 Natural selection 477

12.7 Speciation 482

12.8 Where is the evidence? 488

12.9 It’s all about genes 492

12.10 Project: Natural Selection — the board game! 495

12.11 Review 497

13 Ecology 502

13.1 Overview 502

13.2 Features of the local ecosystem 504

13.3 How many are left? 508

13.4 Ecosystems are solar powered 514

13.5 The flow of energy in ecosystems 520

13.6 Cycling of materials in ecosystems 524

13.7 Keeping track of species 528

13.8 Inspired by traditional owners 532

13.9 It’s all about balance 538

13.10 Different perspectives 544

13.11 Review 546

14 Global Systems 551

14.1 Overview 551

14.2 Revisiting cycles and spheres   553

14.3 Patterns, order and organisation: climate patterns 559

14.4 Global warming  562

14.5 Heating up for Thermageddon? 568

14.6 Some cool solutions 573

14.7 Global warming — believe it or not? 577

14.8 Ozone alert 581

14.9 Biodiversity and climate change 586

14.10 Biosphere 2 591

14.11 Project: The fifty years after 596

14.12 Review 598

15 Student Research Project and Skills 602

15.1 Overview 602

15.2 Before you start: safety and ethics 604

15.3 Planning your investigation 609

15.4 Designing your investigation 613

15.5 Gathering and presenting first-hand data 617

15.6 Using technology: data loggers and data collection probes 622

15.7 Using technology: spreadsheets and databases 625

15.8 Writing your report 630

15.9 Sample SRP 633

Glossary 638

Index 652