Jacaranda Science Quest 7-10 for the Victorian Curriculum Second Edition – Series

Graeme Lofts, Merrin Evergreen

The new editions of *Jacaranda Science Quest VC* form a comprehensive suite of engaging and innovative resources, tailored to the Victorian Curriculum. They provide a carefully scaffolded and sequenced, inquiry-based approach to learning science, with a focus on building Science Inquiry Skills (SIS).

Science Inquiry Skills (SIS) are explicitly embedded throughout the content and questions, and further covered in the Science Inquiry SkillBuilders, Introduction to science topics building both students’ skills and the knowledge to apply those skills.

Visible differentiation is provided at every stage of learning from pre-test to reflection – enabling every student to take their own unique path. Teachers can easily tailor lessons and create differentiated assignments using our customisable worksheets and online question banks.

The new Practical investigation eLogbook supports student learning in both Science Inquiry Skills and Science Understanding, providing suggestions engaging experiments and incredible teacher support. The new eWorkbook allows for further development of skills, providing all students the opportunity to experience success.

teachON offers teachers time-saving support and inspiration, with ready-made lesson plans, practical teaching advice, differentiated work programs, extensive practical and lab support and customisable assessment. With access to the learnON platform, teachers also receive immediate insights into your students’ performance and engagement.

Innovative resources are pedagogically meaningful and designed to engage students in the study of science. With access to the learnON platform, teachers can spark students’ interest and easily tailor lessons and create custom assignments. Within the learnON platform, a ‘Supercourse’ is available – providing access for students and teachers to all four year levels of Science Quest, allowing endless opportunities for remediation and extension.

*Jacaranda Science Quest* is a complete resource for the modern science classroom.

Judge’s Comment

Jacaranda Science Quest 7–10 for the Victorian Curriculum Second Edition provides a consistent approach across the series and showcases an impressive use of technology. The digital platform reviews and extends the print material. It allows for easy use and can be updated across the life of the resource as new knowledge emerges. The resource is thoughtfully designed, promotes excellent online teacher–student connection, aligns with the relevant curriculum and provides a reliable progression through the series.

Winner, Student Resource – Junior – Mathematics/Science
Resource type
Student Resource
October 2020
9780730388005, 9780730387183, 9780730386605, 9780730386889


Founded in 1954, Jacaranda is the Australian School Division of Wiley, a leading global learning company. At Jacaranda, we develop and deliver inspirational print and digital learning solutions and education resources to secondary schools in Australia. We are deeply committed to the ideal that education brings life changing benefits to all students. That’s why we continuously strive to support teachers, enable learners and create innovative resources built around our proven pedagogy.