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Science Essentials NSW 8 Student Book + Digital


Take a problem solving approach!

Developed specifically for the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, Science Essentials 8 includes full coverage of all required Outcomes and Content, including Knowledge and Understanding, and the Working Scientifically skills strands.

Activities and content that focus on values and attitudes, cross curricula priorities, and general capabilities are included.

Chapter introductions present real-life problems to be investigated, building knowledge and providing the means to solve them through activities, articles and assignments.

This outstanding text integrates knowledge, skills and Science processes to create a deeper understanding of Science and its relationship to the world.


  • hands-on inquiries and investigations
  • a variety of practical and theoretical skills developed
  • skills sections that develop a variety of practical and theoretical skills
  • Scientists-at-work profiles in every chapter
  • 'Thinking Skills' questions, that check depth of knowledge and understanding
  • self-management section, to teach independent study skills
  • checkpoint questions at the end of each chapter.

Digital support
Purchase of this product provides you with a range of support material, accessed via a Digital Download code to be redeemed through MyDigital. This support includes:

    • an interactive digital version of Science Essentials 8 for NSW
    • videos and podcasts
    • online tests to enhance success
    • and markbook to track progress
    • interactive crosswords
    • worksheets and more.

Fair tests
Particles of matter
Elements and compounds
Useful materials
Cells - units of life
Plant and animal systems
Heart and blood
Using energy
Heat energy
Rock hunting
Investigating space

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