What is Oxford Big Ideas Science?What is The Australian Curriculum: Science?1 Objects in motion BIG IDEA: Forces and motion1.1 What are the characteristics of movement?1.2 How do force and mass affect movement?1.3 What happens in collisions?2 The Universe: Past, present, futureBIG IDEA: Systems in space2.1 How did we find out about the Universe?2.2 What is happening in the Universe?2.3 How is the Universe changing?3 Global systems BIG IDEA: Dynamic Earth 3.1 What are Eath's major interactions?3.2 How does matter cycle on Earth?3.3 How do humans impact the environment?4 GeneticsBIG IDEA: Diversity and evolution4.1 What is DNA?4.2 How is DNA inherited?4.3 How do humans use their understanding of genetics?5 The origin of speciesBIG IDEA: Diversity and evolution5.1 How do we explain biodiversity?5.2 How do species evolve?5.3 How do we interpret evidence?6 Organising elements BIG IDEA: Properties and structure 6.1 Why do we organise elements?6.2 How do we organise elements?6.3 How are properties linked to atomic structure?7. Using chemistry BIG IDEA: Interaction and change 7.1 How do we use the products of chemical reactions?7.2 How can we control the speed of chemical reactions?7.3 What are the risks of using chemicals?
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.