1 Life under a microscope BIG IDEA: Structure and function1.1 How do we know about cells?1.2 What do we know about cells?1.3 How do cells work together?2 Functioning organismsBIG IDEA: Structure and function2.1 How have we learnt about the human body?2.2 What are some of my major systems?2.3 How are new organisms made?3 Making things happen BIG IDEA: Energy3.1 How do we experience energy?3.2 How does energy change from one type to another?3.3 What is an engineer?4 The nature of matter BIG IDEA: Properties and structure4.1 What are the states of matter?4.2 How can we explain the properties of matter?4.3 What is special about elements and atoms?5 Making new substances BIG IDEA: Interaction and change5.1 What is chemistry?5.2 How can you identify a chemical reaction?5.3 How do we use chemical reactions?6 The changing Earth BIG IDEA: Dynamic Earth6.1 What are the properties of rocks and minerals?6.2 How do rocks form?6.3 What can we learn from studying rocks?
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 VIC. He has been a VCAA exam marker for many years and has authored numerous Science and Physics textbooks.Emma Craven Emma is the current Head of Science at the Australian International School in Vietnam. Emma studied Education and Science at Deakin and Monash Universities and has worked previously in State Government, primarily in Policy at the Department of Education in Victoria. Emma also designed and managed a small not-for-profit school for at-risk youth in Victoria for two years prior to moving to Vietnam.