The exciting Oxford Big Ideas Science series will motivate and engage students. Its wide range of activities and sources will allow students to be successful in the science classroom and support independent study.

The obook is a cloud-based web-book available anywhere, anytime, on any device, navigated by topic or by ‘page view’. assess is an indispensable online assessment tool, explicitly mapped to the Australian Curriculum that drives student progress through tailored instruction. As well as containing the student text and study tools, this obook offers a Virtual Laboratory containing specially-commissioned Australian-made lab experiment videos, drag & drops and other interactives



Sally Cash 
Sally is a former secondary Science and Maths teacher in Australia and abroad, and has also worked at the Melbourne Museum and has written numerous science textbooks. Sally is an author on the Oxford Big Ideas Science Australian Curriculum series.

Geoff Quinton 
Geoff 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.

Craig Tilley 
Craig has taught general Science and senior Physics at Shore School, NSW and at Melbourne Grammar, Mentone Grammar and Mentone Girls Grammar Schools in Vctoria. He has been a VCAA exam marker for many years and has authored numerous Science and Physics textbooks.

Helen Silvester 
Helen is Head of Science at Mentone Girls’ Grammar 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 Prime Minister’s Secondary Science Prize.


What is Oxford Big Ideas Science?
What is The Australian Curriculum: Science?

1 Curiosity, wonder and questioning
BIG IDEA: Nature of science
1.1 What do questions have to do with exploring science?
1.2 How do we explore science safely?
1.3 How do we explore science accurately?

2 Sorting out biodiversity
BIG IDEA: Diversity
2.1 Why do scientists classify?
2.2 How do scientists organise life?
2.3 Where do I fit in?

3 Living in harmony
BIG IDEA: Interdependence
3.1 How do living things interact?
3.2 How do living things adapt and survive?
3.3 How are we affecting biodiversity?

4 Pure or not?
BIG IDEA: Interaction and change
4.1 What is a mixture?
4.2 Who works with mixtures?
4.3 How do we separate mixtures?

5 The Earth, Sun and Moon
BIG IDEA: Systems in space
5.1 How does Earth interact with the Sun and Moon?
5.2 How do astronomers learn about space?
5.3 What is gravity?

6 Earth’s resources
BIG IDEA: Dynamic Earth
6.1 What are our main energy resources?
6.2 Do we have enough energy resources?
6.3 How do we use other natural resources?

7 Forces in balance
BIG IDEA: Forces and motion
7.1 How do we recognise a force?
7.2 What are simple machines?
7.3 How do we use simple machines?

SKU 9780195577068
Author Name CASH
Publisher Oxford University Press ANZ
Imprint Oxford Big Ideas Science
Date Published 10/19/2011
Genre Science
Format Paperback+Obook

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