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|How can I find time to create new lesson plans for the new curriculum?||Our school is ditching textbooks, we just want a fantastic digital course with built-in assessment!|
|How can my textbook help cater for a mixed range of abilities in my classroom?||How can I save time creating and marking tests aligned with the Australian Curriculum.|
|How do I help teachers in my department new to teaching science?||I have students with English as a Second Language or Dialect (EAL/D) in my class. How can you help me with that?|
|No student book is right for my school! I wish I could easily adapt a science book for my school. How can I?||What am I going to give my students for homework?|
|How can I make science engaging for my students so they really learn?||We don't always have the equipment available, how can we do pracs?|
|Our school needs a textbook and digital book package that works on any device.||How can I address the Australian Curriculum strand Science as a Human Endeavour?|
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How can I find time to create new lesson plans for the new curriculum?
A: You don't need to! There are loads of editable planning documents online.
We've created teaching plans for each of the student books for the whole year, and they're editable Word documents so you can customise for your school. In fact, we've also created Australian Curriculum audits (showing you the links from our texts to the curriculum, answers to the student and activity books, technician's checklists, tests for each chapter and more! You'll find all of these located online in Pearson Places when you adopt the series.
How can my textbook help cater for a mixed range of abilities in my classroom?
A: The student book questions are organised using Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Processes.
Questions are clearly labelled under the Bloom's headings Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analysing, Evaluating and Creating allowing you to easily target groups of questions for particular groups of students.
Also, bolded verbs are used throughout to help students struggling with definitions and science terms. A list of all verbs and their meanings can be found on page xii.
How do I help teachers in my department new to teaching science?
A: The Teacher Companions give you invaluable strategies for teaching EVERY PAGE of the student books. Not to mention the answers.
The Teacher Companions provide full student book pages, with teacher notes, teaching strategies, extension activities and more all shown in context of the page you're teaching.
You'll also get answers for every question in the student book, full worked solutions, support activities, sourced web links for relevant online exploration, and EAL/D support.
Oh, and we've also got teaching plans and curriculum mapping documents online.
No student book is right for my school! I wish I could easily adapt a science book for my school. How can I?
A: Pearson Custom with additional exclusive chapters.
You can now customise Pearson Science by choosing the chapters you want in your own customised student book.
Want a chapter on Psychology but not Forensic Science? Or you could include a new custom chapter on Living in Space or Energy and Earth Systems? Or do you want to create separate Chemistry, Biology or Physics books for your Years 7-10 classes?
You can now do all of these things! Choose from any student book chapter, and three additional chapters exclusive to Pearson Custom: Energy and Earth systems. Psychology, and Living in Space.
How can I make science engaging for my students so they really learn?
A: We've designed the most accessible science series, built from the ground up for the Australian Curriculum.
Core to the Australian Curriculum is Literacy and Scientific Literacy so we made it our goal to make this the most researched and most accessible series for students to learn science. We involved a literacy expert - Professor Kristina Love, Literacy Consultant - Head of School of Education, Australian Catholic University, to conduct a full audit and analysis of Australian schools science resources. We also consulted with practising science teachers throughout Australia to find out what teachers really want in a science series.
We also learnt how to further enhance a book visually to develop learning. Things like fonts, leading, kerning and placement of images (to link with text) were considered in depth to develop a series that is more accessible than anything seen before. This means students naturally will be able to engage with the content more easily than your average science series.
Our school needs a textbook and digital book package that works on any device.
A: We've just launched eBook 3.0 - an unparalleled digital program for Australian Schools.
eBook 3.0 is a new development from Pearson that provides you with the student book digitally online, or offline, for any device. It looks like the pages of the book, so you can easily direct students to page references without wasting time. And you can access it anywhere as you don’t need an internet connection. When you are online, it's linked with loads of interactive activities designed specifically to engage students and enhance learning.
Our school is ditching textbooks, we just want a fantastic digital course with built-in assessment!
A: Pearson Reader 2.0 - collaborate, assess, learn.
Pearson Reader 2.0 is for schools that want to stay ahead of the game, and give their students the best opportunities to learn digitally. You'll get all of the student book content online, with hundreds of linked activities. But the amazing part is that you get auto-correcting built-in assessment that students can complete, teachers can review and provide feedback, and you can watch as the results of your class stream in.
How can I save time creating and marking tests aligned with the Australian Curriculum?
A: Pearson Assess Science - better results in every class.
New this year for teaching in 2013, Pearson Assess allows you to quickly build tests to match topics within Pearson Science for the Australian Curriculum. Teachers can assign tests, and students can create tests for their own revision, on any device. All tests auto correct and collect for teachers to review students' progress across the year.
There are hundreds of auto-correcting multiple choice and short answer questions, designed to work on any device - PC, Tablets, iPad and smartphones.
I have students with English as a Second Language or Dialect (EAL/D) in my class. How can you help me with that?
A: The EAL/D Activity Books.
We've got write-in Activity Books for each year level for all students. But our research with teachers throughout Australia uncovered a need for specific EAL/D resources. And with EAL/D being a core focus of the curriculum we decided to produce the EAL/D Activity Books. These books match activity-for-activity and question-for-question with the standard Activity Books, so you can use them together in the one class.
But they also include helpful information for EAL/D learners including: language builders for each chapter, definitions of key terms using text and pictorial explanations, scaff olds and hints to build confidence and sense of completion of tasks.Back to top
What am I going to give my students for homework?
A: Give them the Activity Books.
The Pearson Science Activity Book is a write-in resource designed to develop and consolidate students' knowledge and understanding of science by providing a variety of activities and questions to reinforce learning outcomes. It caters for a variety of learning styles and will reinforce, extend and enrich learning initiated through the student book.
The Pearson Science Activity Books are designed for independent use by students and are suitable for in-class use or as a complete homework program.
We don't always have the equipment available, how can we do pracs?
A: Use the Science for Fun sections and Practical Activities.
Throughout the student books you'll find a Practical Activities section at the end of each unit. These sections are robust Practicals that features a variety of activites that don't require equipment, as well as those that do.
However, throughout the text you'll see the Science for Fun sections. These are quick pracs that can be done in class, or if they have the 'safety approved for home' stamp at home without any equipment.
How can I address the Australian Curriculum strand Science as a Human Endeavour?
A: Our student books cover this throughout.
Throughout the student books where possible we've this content strand. However, if you wish to focus part of your lesson on it, we've got Science as a Human Endeavour pages that look at specific cases, milestones and investigations in Science.
And to make sure students understand why they're learning science we've included the Science Takes You Places pages that give specific examples of people who've made their careers in a particular area of science.