Human Perspectives ATAR Units 1 & 2 and Units 3 & 4 Student Book

Terry Newton, Ashley Joyce, Rachel Whan

The new edition of Human Perspectives ATAR Units 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 has been reimagined to put the learner first. The titles have been extensively updated to ensure that all aspects of the SCSA Human Biology ATAR course have been covered with engaging content of the required depth and rigour. Current scientific methodology, research and knowledge, both globally and in a Western Australian context has been carefully woven into the material presented to the students to excite their curiosity and passion for science.

This market-leading series includes all the features that teachers and students value, including syllabus links at the beginning of each chapter, a variety of question types and practical activities and investigations. The content is highly illustrated with annotated diagrams, photographs and electron micrographs that are designed to engage students and to encourage scientific thinking, investigation and inquiry.

New Key concept boxes, margin notes and Recall and Apply questions within each chapter section reinforce and link the conceptual and practical aspects of the course and steadily build students’ knowledge. Redeveloped chapter reviews pull together the concepts and skills learnt within the chapter in the form of detailed glossaries, chapter summaries and review questions.

Nelson Cengage and the national Biology supply company, Southern Biological, have partnered for this series to ensure students are provided with engaging, relevant and current investigations to introduce, reinforce and practice the Science Inquiry Skills listed in the Human Biology syllabus. All investigations have been rigorously stress-tested by Southern Biological and are supported by lab preparation and student method video demonstrations, lab advice, safety sheets and detailed results.

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Judge’s Comment

Human Perspectives ATAR Units 1 & 2 Student Book and Human Perspectives ATAR Units 3 & 4 Student Book are market leaders in Western Australia for a reason. The resources support successful completion of the prescribed ATAR course with clear links to curriculum, explanations of complex scientific concepts, uncluttered design, and links to relevant practical activities, worksheets and websites. Partnership with Southern Biological for practical activity development and video support is innovative and valuable for both lab technicians and students.

Winner, Student Resource – Senior – Mathematics/Science
Resource type
Student Resource
September 2020, December 2020
9780170449090, 9780170449168

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