Science Quest

Science Quest Australian Curriculum Edition
With Merrin J. Evergreen Howto purchase
First Published 2010 & 2011

Each of the Science Quest books (& eBookPLUS):
  • encourages students to inquire and engage with an investigative activity at the beginning of every chapter
  • challenges students to place themselves within the context of a bigger picture
  • progressively builds inquiry skills through experiments and student designed investigations
  • encourages students to think about how they learn and understand
  • features real-world science that portrays science as a human endeavour
  • provides differentiated learning and consolidate knowledge through individual pathways sheets
  • includes study and ICT checklists that outline key content and resources in each chapter.
Each book features eBookPLUS, an electronic version of the textbook and a complementary set of targeted digital resources. These flexible and engaging ICT activities are available to online at the JacarandaPLUS website (
eBookPLUS resources include:
  • ProjectsPLUS - ICT-based projects that use an innovative research management system featuring video introductions, templates for students to build their projects and weblinks to resources
  • video eLessons featuring real scientists and real-world science
  • interactivities to help students investigate concepts
  • weblinks to the latest research and information.

In 1997, The first edition of Science Quest 1 & 2 was awarded Best Series and Overall Winner of ‘The Australian’ Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing


  1. Science Quest has been a corner stone of the science program at both secondary schools my son has attended. They are an excellent mix of practical and theory presented in a way students can really engage in.
    Its amazing how science quest continues to deliver as the curriculum evolves.

  2. Thanks Martin. We've had to adapt over the four editions - starting with the Curriculum Standards Framework (CSF), then to CSF II and the use of an interactive CD, then to VELS and online support and now, the Australian Curriculum and increasingly sophisticated online support.